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Pork Chops with Dried Cranberries, Mushrooms and Chestnut Stuffing

Course Pork
Cuisine American
Keyword chestnut, cranberries, pork
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories 308 kcal


  • 6 ounces pork chops 4 6 ounces each bone in pork chops
  • 1 shallots 1 finely sliced and chopped shallots
  • 2 tbsps unsalted butter 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 0.5 cup dried cranberries 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 0.5 cup chestnuts 1/2 cup vacummed and sealed, chopped chestnuts
  • 0.25 apple 1/4 peeled, seeded and chopped apple
  • 8 mushrooms 8 stalk removed, sliced adn chopped Crimini mushrooms
  • 1 pomegranate 1 whole, squeezed adn grains out pomegranate
  • 2 tbsps sherry 2 tablespoons sweet sherry
  • 1 tsp flat-leaf parsley 1 teaspoon finley chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
  • 1 tbsp olive oil 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 cup sodium free chicken stock 1 cup sodium free chicken stock


  1. In a large skillet melt over high heat 2 tablespoons of butter and add the shallots, dried cranberries, chestnuts, apples, mushrooms, ½ the juice of the pomegranate and grains, parsley and Sherry wine. Sautee all the ingredients for 5 to 8 minutes until soft. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

  2. Preheat oven at 300°.

  3. Cut a 2 inch slit into the side of each pork chop using a paring knife, cutting through to the bone to form a pocket. Fill each pocket with 2 tablespoon of cranberries-chestnut stuffing. Press to flatten. Season with salt and pepper.

  4. In a large skillet heat the olive oil over high heat. Sear chops until browned, 3 to 4 minutes per side. Add ½ cup stock. Reduce heat to low; simmer covered until cooked through¸6 to 8 minutes.

  5. Transfer the pork chops into a plate and place in the oven to keep warm. Add the remaining ½ cup stock to skillet and ½ of the pomegranate juice and grains. Raise heat to high, and simmer, scraping up brown bits with a wooden spoon, until sauce is thick, 5 to 7 minutes.

  6. Strain the sauce through a fine sieve, and drizzle over pork.

Nutrition Facts
Pork Chops with Dried Cranberries, Mushrooms and Chestnut Stuffing
Amount Per Serving
Calories 308 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Fat 13g20%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 43mg14%
Sodium 26mg1%
Potassium 550mg16%
Carbohydrates 36g12%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 21g23%
Protein 11g22%
Vitamin A 175IU4%
Vitamin C 15.8mg19%
Calcium 13mg1%
Iron 0.9mg5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.