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This recipe for Apple Cranberry Pork Chops brings sweet and savory goodness to your plate in just 30 minutes. A perfect weeknight meal!

Apple Cranberry Pork Chops

Pork chops and I haven’t always been buds. I guess I spent too much of my life eating bland, overdone chops which lead to me reaching for chicken or steak in most cases. Fortunately I’d noticed enough rustic autumn recipes in magazines, similar to these Apple Cranberry Pork Chops, that swayed me into giving chops another shot.

This recipe is fantabulous. Pairing apple sauce with pork chops is nothing new, but adding actual apples, all spice, cinnamon, and dried cranberries? This is a whole other thing that needs to be served at your table while the cold weather is here. It’s really easy to put together, and your family will just mow it down – trust me. My husband is pretty iffy when it comes to pork chops, for the same reason that I was, and he loved this. He was on his knees begging for me! And then he wanted a second helping of pork chops! Ha…

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Apple Cranberry Pork Chops

This recipe for Apple Cranberry Pork Chops brings sweet and savory goodness to your plate in just 30 minutes. A perfect weeknight meal!
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
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Ingredients 

  • 4 boneless pork chops
  • Kosher salt and ground black pepper
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 2 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • Half of one large onion, minced
  • 1 large apple, quartered and sliced
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup apple cider or apple juice
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries

Instructions 

  • With a paper towel, pat the pork chops dry.
  • Season each side of the chops with Kosher salt and ground black pepper.
  • Toss the chops in flour and set aside.
  • In a bowl, combine the sliced apples, lemon juice, brown sugar, cinnamon, and allspice.
  • Heat 1 tablespoon of oil in a large saucepan over moderate heat.
  • Bring the chops to the pan and seer them until browned on each side, approx. 2 mins. per side.
  • Once each side has browned, remove from the saucepan and set aside.
  • Add the other tablespoon of oil to the saucepan.
  • Add the onions and simmer until softened.
  • Add the apple cider or apple juice, as well as the cranberries.
  • Bring to a simmer and allow the mixture to thicken, approx. 4 mins.
  • Add the apples, then bring the chops back to the saucepan and toss to coat.
  • Cover, and let the chops simmer until cooked through - approx. 10 mins. or until the internal temperature of the pork chops has reached 145° F.
  • Serve immediately.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 313kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 56mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 24g
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27 Comments

  1. Oh yum! I always used to think pork chops were dry and tough, until recently my boyfriend was set on dispelling that myth. He succeeded! I’ll have to try your recipe out :)

  2. These look absolutely delicious!!!! It is really a very original way to cook pork chops. You got me at cranberries! I love them on savory recipes so much!!! BTW, thanks for stoping by my blog :) xoxo

    1. Hey, Michelle! Thanks so much! Cranberries really are so versatile – it’s awesome.

      Thanks for returning the blog visit! I absolutely love your blog – it’s gorgeous! Awesome recipes and fantastic photos. It’s just really aesthetically pleasing and worth perusing! I’m jazzed I found it :)