Fruit Smothered Pork Chops

Got yourself thinking what to make for dinner tonight? This is a quick and easy pan-fried pork chop recipe that always turns out delicious! Not only does this Fruit Smothered Pork Chops recipe taste great, it’s quick to prepare.

Fruit Smothered Pork Chops are pan fried pork chops with a zesty dried fruit sauce, taking 30 minutes from start to finish! #fruitsmotheredporkchops #panfriedporkchops www.savoryexperiments.com


 

Fruit Smothered Pork Chops are pan fried pork chops with a zesty dried fruit sauce, taking 30 minutes from start to finish!

If you have been looking for an easy pork chop recipe, then look no further! This recipe is easy peasy! Dinner will be ready in less than 30 minutes tonight.

Okay, okay, maybe a little more with prep time. But seriously, only like 5 minutes of prep.

Fruit Smothered Pork Chops are pan fried pork chops with a zesty dried fruit sauce, taking 30 minutes from start to finish! #fruitsmotheredporkchops #panfriedporkchops www.savoryexperiments.com

These pan-fried pork chops pack a lot of flavor in a single bite. With lots of color, they brighten up any evening at the family dinner table in a flash. The secret? Using reconstituted dried fruit helps speed up this process.

This is the perfect weeknight recipe with its quick cook time!

It might sound like an odd combination to a lot of you, but in all honesty pork chops work wonderfully with fruit. Think about all those pork chops you have seen paired with apples or apple sauce. Fruit, no?

I thought about moving outside the apple crate and trying some other fruit on for size. This may have been slightly overboard, but it is worth it from a flavor perspective. I add so much fruit you can barely see the pork chops under the mountain of delicious fruit!

Fruit Smothered Pork Chops are pan fried pork chops with a zesty dried fruit sauce, taking 30 minutes from start to finish! #fruitsmotheredporkchops #panfriedporkchops www.savoryexperiments.com

If you want some tips when it comes to panfried pork chops I have got you. First off, you want to take your pork out of the fridge 30 minutes prior to cooking. To get a good crust and good color in the pan, you need them to be a little warmer than fridge cold.

If they go in that cold, that coolness will immediately cool down your pan. What’s so bad about that? Well, you end up with a grey piece of meat and no one wants that.

Second, season them well. A good dose of great kosher salt and fresh ground black pepper goes a long way.

When placing the pork chops into the pan make sure you lay them down facing away from you, this will help prevent you getting burned by any splattering oil!

Last but not least, don’t futz with them. Once they go into the pan, do not check to see the color until the time comes. When they are ready, the pan will let them go and you know it’s time to flip.

If you start messing with them too early or because you are impatient, you risk that grey meat again. Be smart and let those babies brown!

Fruit Smothered Pork Chops are pan fried pork chops with a zesty dried fruit sauce, taking 30 minutes from start to finish! #fruitsmotheredporkchops #panfriedporkchops www.savoryexperiments.com

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Fruit Smothered Pork Chops are pan fried pork chops with a zesty dried fruit sauce, taking 30 minutes from start to finish! #fruitsmotheredporkchops #panfriedporkchops www.savoryexperiments.com
Fruit Smothered Pork Chops are pan fried pork chops with a zesty dried fruit sauce, taking 30 minutes from start to finish! #fruitsmotheredporkchops #panfriedporkchops www.savoryexperiments.com

Fruit Smothered Pork Chop Recipe

4.34 from 9 votes
Fruit Smothered Pork Chops are pan fried pork chops with a zesty dried fruit sauce, taking 30 minutes from start to finish! 
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Heat a large skillet over medium heat, coat with cooking spray. Season pork chops with salt and pepper. 
  • Cook pork chops for 4 minutes on each side, then remove to a plate. You will be returning them to the pan, so if they are a little underdone it is okay.
  • In the same pan, re-coat with cooking spray and add shallots. Saute until soft and opaque, approximately 5 minutes.
  • Add fruit bits and chicken broth, stir over medium heat for 2 minutes. Add pork chops back to the skillet. Cover and cook for 3 minutes.
  • Turn pork chops and cover and cook for an additional 3 minutes. By this time the majority of the liquid should have evaporated. It will be a little saucy, but not soupy. If it has not, continue to cook a little longer.
  • Remove from heat, serve pork chops with fruit over top. Enjoy!
  • If you’ve tried this recipe, come back to let us know how it was! 

Notes

*You can use any combination of dried fruit you’d like. Seven ounces is a scant 1 cup. 

Nutrition

Calories: 382 kcal, Carbohydrates: 43 g, Protein: 29 g, Fat: 9 g, Saturated Fat: 3 g, Cholesterol: 89 mg, Sodium: 544 mg, Potassium: 663 mg, Fiber: 1 g, Sugar: 41 g, Vitamin C: 9.2 mg, Calcium: 30 mg, Iron: 1.1 mg
Author: Jessica Formicola
Calories: 382
Course: Main Course, Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: pan fried pork chops
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Jessica Formicola

Jessica the mom, wife and chef behind Savory Experiments. You might see her on the Emmy- nominated TV show Plate It! or on bookshelves as a cookbook author. Jessica is a Le Cordon Bleu certified recipe developer and regularly contributed to Parade, Better Homes & Gardens, The Daily Meal and more!

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    1. I’m sure you could, but it would be a totally different recipe- this one uses the natural sugars from dried fruits and reconstitutes them with the broth. You’d need to cook and caramelize the fruits first and probably omit the broth.

  1. 5 stars
    Mixed Fruit Pork Chops sounds awesome! I would have never thought of this combination and am now dying to try it out!!