Pork Chops Smothered with Pear and Onion

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 426.1
  • Total Fat: 21.8 g
  • Cholesterol: 7.6 mg
  • Sodium: 248.9 mg
  • Total Carbs: 24.0 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 5.3 g
  • Protein: 33.6 g

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Adapted from the Boston Globe food section Adapted from the Boston Globe food section
Number of Servings: 4


    4 lean, thick-cut pork chops, about 6oz each
    4 tsp canola oil
    1 Tbsp salted butter*
    1 red onion, halved and sliced into half-moons
    4 pears, stemmed and cut into 8 slices each
    2 Tbsp chopped sage
    2 Tbsp whole grain mustard


Preheat oven to 425.

In an oven-safe skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Sprinkle chops with salt & pepper, then add to pan. Cook until each side is browned. Remove from pan, set aside.

Add butter and red onion to skillet. Saute about 4-5 minutes, until onion is soft and beginning to brown. Add sliced pears and sage, and saute another 3-4 minutes.

Remove pan from heat. Move onions & pears to the sides, and add pork chops to skillet. Top chops with mustard/maple syrup mixture, then cover with onion/pear mixture.

Place skillet in oven, and cook until a meat thermometer registers 150 degrees. Remove from oven, tent with foil, and let chops rest for 5 minutes.

Serve chops topped with onion/pear mixture.

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