Pork Chops with Gorgonzola and Pears

A tangy pan sauce made from Gorgonzola cheese and cream, and flavored with seasoned pork, give this main dish recipe the rich flavors of a Tuscan feast.

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Makes:
4 servings
Prep:
10 mins
Cook:
20 mins
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Pork Chops with Gorgonzola and Pears

Ingredients
4
pork rib chops, cut 3/4 to 1 inch thick
 
Sea salt, kosher salt, or salt
2
tablespoons olive oil
2
medium ripe pears, peeled, cored; each pear cut into 8 wedges
2
tablespoons butter
1/4
cup dry white wine or apple juice
1/4
cup whipping cream
8
ounces creamy Gorgonzola or blue cheese, cut up
 
Freshly ground black pepper
 
Additional Gorgonzola cheese, cut into chunks (optional)

Directions

  1. Sprinkle pork chops with salt. In a 12-inch skillet cook pork chops in hot oil over medium heat for 5 minutes. Turn chops and cook 5 minutes more or until browned and juices run clear (160 degrees F). Transfer chops to a serving platter. Drain fat from skillet.
  2. In same skillet cook pear wedges in butter over medium-high heat for 5 minutes or until browned, turning once. Add pears to platter.
  3. For sauce, add wine and cream to skillet. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Boil gently, uncovered, 1 to 2 minutes until slightly thickened. Add the 8 ounces Gorgonzola; whisk until cheese is almost melted. Remove from heat. Serve with pork and pears. Sprinkle with pepper; serve with additional cheese. Makes 4 servings.

From the Test Kitchen

Test Kitchen Tip:

Rib chops are notable for flavor and juiciness.

Nutrition Facts

(Pork Chops with Gorgonzola and Pears)
    Per serving:
  • 618 kcal cal.,
  • 46 g fat
  • (24 g sat. fat,
  • 2 g polyunsaturated fat,
  • 13 g monounsatured fat),
  • 147 mg chol.,
  • 1105 mg sodium,
  • 14 g carb.,
  • 4 g fiber,
  • 8 g sugar,
  • 34 g pro.
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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Dinner Recipes, Pork Recipes
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