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Awesome Honey Pecan Pork Chops Recipe
  • READY IN 25 mins

Awesome Honey Pecan Pork Chops

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"This recipe is both unbelievably easy and indescribably delicious. It takes only a few minutes to prepare. Just cook the cutlets in butter, and then heat honey and pecans in the drippings to make the sauce. Try serving with mashed sweet potatoes and green beans. This is guaranteed to be a favorite!"

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Original recipe makes 4 serving Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    10 mins

    25 mins


  1. In a shallow dish, mix together flour, salt and pepper. Dredge pork cutlets in the flour mixture.
  2. In a large skillet, melt butter over medium-high heat. Add chops, and brown both sides. Transfer to a warm plate.
  3. Mix honey and pecans into the pan drippings. Heat through, stirring constantly. Pour sauce over cutlets.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jan 29, 2003

Delicious! Husband loved them! I took others' advice and doubled the butter and added 1/4 cup maple syrup. I used finely chopped pecans which worked well. (Do not double the pecans, 1/4 cup was ample.) I had lots of flour left over, so next time will reduce flour to 1/3 cup.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Sep 11, 2003

I don't know how to discribe this dish. I think I must have done something wrong. The pork chops were dried out and the sauce was more like candy than sauce. My husband loved them, but I probably won't make again.

May 20, 2003

These are awesome! The taste is really good and not too-too sweet - it's just the natural flavor of the honey working. I used pork chops instead of pork loin cutlets because loin is smaller and less plentiful and also, can be more expensive. Chops do the job just as well, you may just have to add more prep time by removing the bone and/or extra fat. If the chops are too thick, you can pound them out or cut them thinner. With my honey mixture, I added a bit of brown sugar and used walnuts instead of pecans. (I would even try some almonds!) Warming the honey makes the dish less heavy - very appetizing.

Jan 29, 2003

This was surprisingly good. I used boneless, skinless chicken breasts. Had to add chicken broth to pan as there were no drippings. Will make again!

Oct 14, 2007

I used extra thick boneless pork chops. I seasoned them well with salt, pepper, garlic powder and non-MSG tenderizer before I dredged them in flour. I melted 2 TBLS butter with some olive oil and sauteed a small chopped onion and 2 cloves of chopped garlic. I removed those then well browned the chops. After I got them going I put a lid on them to get a nice brown crust. I then removed the chops to a covered square casserole dish. I put the onions and garlic back in the browning pan, added 1/4C real maple syrup, 1/3C chicken broth (if I had a non-citrus juice, I would have used that) & a splash of soy sauce and scaped up all the chop drippings. When that boiled I poured it over the chops, then sprinkled them with half the chopped pecans. I cooked them covered in the oven @ 350 fo about 30-40 min. I basted the chops with the liquid about half way through. After that initial 30-40 min, I removed the lid, basted again, sprinkled the rest of the pecan on top then cooked for 15 min more. At that point I removed most of the liquid to a small sauce pan and cooked the chops another 15 min. I boiled the liquid until it reduced by half and served it with the chops at the table. My husband loved this dish. I think this would make a great & beautiful "company" dish. I think next time, instead of maple syrup, I may try a fruit syrup. It DID occur to me that this is very similar to the way I cook 'holiday' yams!

Jul 23, 2003

Made as is only doubled the amount of honey and we really enjoyed although next time I think I'll try other reviewer's suggestions such as added some chopped onions, a dash of soy sauce and maybe even trying the half maramlade/half honey mix. We're talking super easy and quick recipe here and yet, it tastes like you claved over the stove. Thanks for sharing this one Karena!

May 23, 2003

This is an awesome recipe. I grill my chops instead. Then I melt butter over the the stove and add the honey & pecans and spoon the mixture over my chops. It's so easy. I love it!

Sep 11, 2003

Just like the title describes, this pork tenderloin is awesome. I took previous reviewers' recommendations and added some chopped onion to counter the sweetness and I let the honey cook down a little so I had to spoon the pecan mixture over the meat more than really pouring it. It was delicious and we all loved it. I needed some tenderloin recipes and this is a wonderful addition!


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  • Calories
  • 518 kcal
  • 26%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 30.3 g
  • 10%
  • Cholesterol
  • 100 mg
  • 33%
  • Fat
  • 30.7 g
  • 47%
  • Fiber
  • 1.1 g
  • 4%
  • Protein
  • 30.6 g
  • 61%
  • Sodium
  • 102 mg
  • 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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