Recipes and Cooking Pork Chops with Cranberries and Pears 5.0 (2) 2 Reviews This rich dish, including the hard cider-spiked pan sauce, comes together in one oven-going skillet for a simple pork chop dinner. By Kate Ramos Published on October 13, 2021 Print Share Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Carson Downing Hands On Time: 25 mins Total Time: 40 mins Servings: 4 Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients 1 tablespoon packed brown sugar 1 teaspoon ground mustard ½ teaspoon ground black pepper 1 ½ teaspoon kosher salt, plus more for seasoning 4 6 ounce boneless pork chops, cut 1-inch thick 1 tablespoon olive oil 2 large ripe Bartlett pears, cored and cut into wedges 1 medium yellow onion, cut into 1/4-inch thick wedges 1 cup fresh or frozen cranberries 3 sprigs fresh rosemary 1 cup hard apple cider or apple cider 2 tablespoon unsalted butter Directions Preheat oven to 425°F. For spice mix: In a small bowl mix together brown sugar, mustard, 1 1/2 tsp. kosher salt, and 1/2 tsp. black pepper. Rub spice mix over both sides of chops. In a 12-inch cast-iron or oven-going skillet heat 1 Tbsp. olive oil over medium-high. Add chops and cook 2 to 3 minutes per side or until browned. Remove chops from skillet. Add pears and onion to skillet. Cook and stir about 2 minutes or until browned. Return chops to skillet, nestling into pears and onions. Top with cranberries and rosemary. Bake about 15 minutes or until pork reaches 145°F. Transfer chops and pear mixture to a platter; cover to keep warm. For pan sauce: Carefully add cider to hot skillet. Boil gently over medium 5 to 7 minutes or until reduced and slightly thickened, stirring to scrape up browned bits. Whisk in butter; cook and stir 1 to 2 minutes more to thicken. Season with 1/4 tsp. each kosher salt and pepper. Spoon pan sauce over pork chops and pear mixture. Serves 4. Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 391 Calories 14g Fat 28g Carbs 35g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Servings Per Recipe 4 Calories 391 % Daily Value * Total Fat 14g 18% Saturated Fat 5g 25% Cholesterol 95mg 32% Sodium 552mg 24% Total Carbohydrate 28g 10% Total Sugars 18g Protein 35g Vitamin C 12.1mg 61% Calcium 37mg 3% Iron 1.2mg 7% Potassium 767mg 16% Folate, total 14.9mcg Vitamin B-12 0.6mcg Vitamin B-6 0.6mg *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.