Onion-and-Cherry-Glazed Pork Chops

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Quick Facts

Servings: 4
Prep Time: 5 min.
Cook Time: 25 min.
Total: 30 min.
Dried cherries add a dose of antioxidants and a touch of sweet to this tangy recipe.


  • 4 pork chops, 3/4-inch thick
  • 1/2 tsp garlic-pepper blend seasoning
  • 3 tsp olive oil, divided
  • 2 small onions, sliced and separated into rings
  • 1 Tbs brown sugar, packed
  • 1 tsp cornstarch
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1/4 cup dried cherries, sweetened
  • 3 Tbs balsamic vinegar


  • Season chops with garlic-pepper. Heat 1 teaspoon oil in large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat.
  • Sauté chops for 8 to 10 minutes or until nicely browned, turning once. Remove from skillet; keep warm. Cook onions in remaining oil in same skillet, covered, over medium-low heat for 12 to 14 minutes or until onions are very tender, stirring occasionally. Stir in brown sugar. Cook over medium heat, uncovered, for 3 to 4 minutes or until onions are lightly browned.
  • Meanwhile, stir together cornstarch, water, cherries and vinegar; add to skillet. Cook and stir until bubbly and slightly thickened. Add pork chops to skillet; heat through, until internal temperature on a thermometer reads 160° F.
Recipe courtesy of the National Pork Board

Serving Suggestion: Serve with mashed sweet potatoes and a peppered coleslaw.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 204
  Calories from Fat 73 (36%)
(12%)Total Fat 8g
(6%)Saturated Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 3g
(17%)Cholesterol 51mg
(7%)Sodium 174mg
(15%)Potassium 542mg
Total Carbohydrate 11g
(3%)Dietary Fiber 1g
Sugars 8g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(43%)Protein 21g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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