Pork traditionally pairs well with fruits as it has uniquely sweet notes in its savory flavor. Most recipes pair it with apples, but could you do something more with pork's delicious strengths? Cranberry Apple Pork Chops answers that question with a powerful yes! The tartness of the cranberries adds a new dimension to the crispness of the apples and the fattiness of the pork, making it intriguingly delectable. Cranberry Apple Pork Chops are vibrant, vivacious, and very enjoyable!
Ingredients• 1 tablespoon shortening • 4 (1-inch-thick) pork chops • 1/4 cup onion, chopped • 1/8 teaspoon poultry seasoning • salt, to taste • pepper, to taste • 1 cup chicken broth • 1 1/2 cups fresh cranberries • 1 apple, peeled, cored, and diced • 1/2 cup sugar • 1/4 cup water • 2 tablespoons pecans, optional, coarsely chopped
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
In a heavy skillet over medium heat on the stove-top, heat the shortening.
Brown the pork chops in the shortening on both sides.
Place the chops in a shallow baking dish.
Sprinkle the pork with onion, poultry seasoning, salt, and pepper.
Pour the chicken broth over the chops.
Cover the pan tightly with foil and bake for 30 minutes.
While the pork is roasting, combine the cranberries, apple, sugar, water, and pecans in a medium bowl.
Remove the pork chops from the oven and spoon the cranberry mixture over them.
Cover the pork once again with the foil and bake until it is tender and the chops read 145 degrees F with a meat thermometer inserted into the thickest part.
Let the pork rest for 5 minutes before serving hot!