"Sweet orange marmalade enhances the flavor of the tart cranberries in this wonderful dish. For a more intense flavor, use 1/4 cup dried cranberries or cherries instead of fresh or frozen cranberries and do not chop." — CALLA212
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fresh or frozen cranberries, chopped
salt and pepper to taste
This is one of my husband's favorite pork chop recipes (and mine, too!). The flavors combine wonderfully. Once when I was short on time, I cubed the pork chops, browned them in skillet, then added the rest of the ingredients and sauteed until the dried cranberries were tender and the sauce had thickened enough to coat the pork. Not quite as elegant, but the meat stayed tender and every piece was covered with the delectable flavor of the sauce. I like to serve with wild rice pilaf and french style green beans.
Very easy to prepare. Good "desperation dinner". I used thin pork chops, so rather than stuffing them, I just spread the cranberry mixture on top, and cooked 15 minutes at 400 F. I also didn't have any orange marmalade so I used strawberry spreadable fruit. I think you just need something sweet to cut the tartness of the cranberries. I didn't have any fresh or frozen so I used dried. I also didn't have ground cloves, but I did have whole ones that I ground in my mortar and pestle. I think it gave the recipe a stronger clove flavor, so I'll cut back a little next time on the cloves. My husband liked the pork chops and so did I. He said he wouldn't want them every week, but we could have them once in a while.
My husband and I love this recipe! The first time we followed the recipe exactly, but we added even more of the good stuff the second time. Our motto is that if a little is good, a lot is better! So we used even more cranberries, orange marmalade and honey. Wonderful flavors together!
My fiance and I absolutely LOVED this recipe! I used dried cranberries because I wanted a more intense flavor, and it was such a nice comfort food meal; perfect for impressing company! Be aware though: the cloves in this recipe are quite prominent, so if you don't like them or think you don't like them, I'd cut it back to a bare pinch. I love cloves, so I added an extra pinch, and it was perfect for me.
I served these chops with fresh steamed string beans, cranberry-cornbread stuffing, crescent rolls, and pumpkin pie for dessert; a delicious autumn meal! I posted the photo that now appears with the recipe- looks tasty, doesn't it?
Great recipe!!! a new twist with great blend of flavors and textures. I didn't have orange marmalade, so used apricot. In place of the dried cranberries, I used dried cranraisins... excellent!!!! Next time I will use thicker chops, I used what I had on hand and they were alittle on the thin side. my husband, who is VERY picky, thought they were great as well!!! that is saying something!!! Thanks for sharing this wonderful dish, I will serve it often. MJ
I made this for some friends the other night, everyone loved them! It is easy and quick to prepare, and tastes great. I was afraid it would be too sweet, but that was not the case. I used some fresh and some dried cranberries. The cloves are essential in this recipe, so don't leave them out. They give the dish a great smoky complexity!
Thank you for this recipe - it is a keeper! My picky 10 year old even loved this one.
As another reviewer suggested, I first browned the chops on the stovetop, stuffed them with the cranberry/marmalade mixture, then spooned the remaining cranberry/marmalade mixture and honey over them. I used dried cranberries instead of fresh. Chops were very moist and the flavor was incredible. Thanks again!
This is a wonderful recipe for company. I had pork chops prepared by the butcher, so the pockets were very large. I browned the chops first, because they were so thick. I made extra cranberry mix, filled the pockets and put the leftover mix on top of the chops. Because of their size I baked them a little longer. They did not dry out at all - they were very attractive and were a big hit. Definitely worth it to use good quality ingredients.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Cranberry Pork Chops I
Serving Size: 1/2 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 2
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 71
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