Cranberry Pork Loin Chops

In addition to pork, you can use the tangy orange-and-cranberry sauce side dish recipe over grilled chicken or fish too.

Additional Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
15 mins
4 servings


  • Nonstick cooking spray

  • 4 (5 ounce) boneless pork loin chops, cut 1/2-inch thick (see Tip)

  • teaspoon salt (see Tip)

  • teaspoon ground black pepper

  • ½ cup canned whole cranberry sauce

  • 2 tablespoons frozen orange juice concentrate, thawed

  • 1 tablespoon honey

  • ¼ teaspoon ground ginger

  • teaspoon ground nutmeg


  1. Lightly coat an unheated large nonstick skillet with nonstick cooking spray. Preheat over medium-high heat. Sprinkle all sides of the chops with salt and pepper. Add chops to hot skillet; reduce heat to medium and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until done (160 degrees F), turning once. Remove chops from skillet; cover with foil to keep warm.

  2. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine cranberry sauce, orange juice concentrate, honey, ginger, and nutmeg. Add cranberry mixture to same skillet. Cook, uncovered, for 1 to 2 minutes or until sauce thickens slightly. Serve over pork.


Test Kitchen Tip: To keep the sodium in this dish in check, look for natural pork. If using enhanced pork, omit the salt.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

277 Calories
9g Fat
22g Carbs
26g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Serving Size 4 ounces cooked meat and 2 tablespoons sauce
Calories 277
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 22g 8%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Total Sugars 14g
Protein 26g 51%
Total Fat 9g 12%
Saturated Fat 3g 14%
Cholesterol 62mg 21%
Vitamin A 49IU 1%
Vitamin C 20mg 22%
Folate 17mcg 4%
Sodium 288mg 13%
Calcium 25mg 2%
Iron 1mg 7%
Magnesium 29mg 7%
Potassium 526mg 11%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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