Easy Pork Chops With Cranberry Pan Sauce

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 15 mins

This recipe might not look like much, but wait until you try it! If you can,try to use the fresh thyme in place of dryed, it really makes a difference in taste! If you want you can use chardonnay in place of the white wine, I use chardonnay and it worked out quite well. This recipe can be doubled if desired. Serve this with potato pancakes for a great meal!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Melt the butter in a heavy skillet over medium heat.
  2. Season the pork chops with salt, pepper and garlic powder, and saute until browned and cooked through (about 5-6 minutes on each side).
  3. Transfer the chops to a plate.
  4. Add in wine to the same skillet; bring to a simmer, scraping any browned bits in the bottom of the pan.
  5. Stir in cranberry sauce, shallots and fresh thyme; reduce the heat to medium-low and simmer until slightly reduced, stirring occasionally about 3-4 minutes).
  6. Season the sauce with salt and pepper.
  7. Return pork and any of the juices from the plate into the skillet; cook until heated through (about 1 minute).
  8. Transfer the chops to a plate.
  9. Spoon the sauce over the pork.


Most Helpful

I agree - lovely! My vote is for green beans and mashed potatoes on the side...

JennyMidget November 06, 2010

This is a lovely recipe and a great way to use up leftover cranberry sauce, or in my case, cranberry chutney. Next though, I will not make as much sauce. My husband is not a big sauce lover and left most of his on the side of the plate. We had it with fried potatoes. I will certainly make this again!

Irmgard February 27, 2009

Really liked this recipe and the tastes. I made this as a request from me for leftover cranberry sauce. WHO KNEW?! I did sub in bonless chicken breasts for chops as that is what I had on hand. Adjusted cooking times for the chicken a few extra minutes. Very good sauce on chicken and what aroma. Not too sweet and DH thought it was thumbs up! Thank you again.

Chef1MOM-Connie December 04, 2006

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