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Balsamic Cranberry Pork Chops

Have this on the table in less than 20 minutes.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Course: Dinner, Main, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: date night dinners, fancy pork chop recipes, gourmet pork chop recipes, pork chops with cranberries
Servings: 2
Calories: 420kcal


  • 2 center-cut bone-in rib pork chops
  • 1 tbs olive oil
  • 2 tbs finely chopped onion
  • 1 cup cranberries fresh or frozen
  • 1/2 cup chicken stock
  • 2 tbs brown sugar
  • 1 sprig fresh rosemary about 2-inches long. bruised
  • 1 tbs unsalted butter
  • 2 tsp balsamic vinegar
  • Salt to taste


  • Heat the oil in a heavy skillet over medium-high heat. Pat the pork chops dry and sprinkle with a pinch of salt each. When oil is hot, add the chops and brown well on both sides. I kept turning them so they did not overbrown until they tested 165F/74C internal temp.
  • Remove chops from pan and cover with foil. Lower heat to medium-low then add the onion. Cook for about 3 minutes so they're soft but not browned.
  • Add the chicken stock, brown sugar, cranberries and rosemary. Stir well and cook for approximately 5 minutes or until liquid has slightly thickened.
  • Remove from heat and add the butter and balsamic vinegar. Stir well and add the chops back to the pan.


If using dried rosemary, start with 1/4 tsp roughly chopped.
Recipe may be doubled, etc.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 420kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 31g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 107mg | Sodium: 157mg | Potassium: 605mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 207IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 19mg | Iron: 1mg