Pork Chops in Warm Cherry Sauce

By 30 Minutes or Less
The rich, savory sauce makes this an elegant dish!

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  • Prep Time: 30 minutes

Main Dishes

Serves: 4
Cups of Fruits & Vegetables per Serving: 1 1/2
Think Variety; Think Color: Red, White


4 (3 oz) bone-in center cut pork chops

1/4 tsp salt

2 tsp olive oil

1 cup onion, diced

1 cup (8 oz) dry red wine

1 tsp dried tarragon

2 cups dried cherries


  1. Trim visible fat from pork chops. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  2. In a large non-stick pan, warm 1 1/2 tsp of oil over high heat. When pan is hot, brown chops on both sides, about 2 minutes per side. Remove chops from pan and set aside.
  3. Over medium heat, add remaining 1/2 tsp of oil and diced onion to non-stick pan. Cook and stir until onion softens (about 5 minutes).
  4. Add red wine. Cook and stir for 1 minute.
  5. Add tarragon and cherries. Cook and stir for another minute to blend.
  6. Return pork chops and any juices to pan. Simmer 9 minutes to thicken sauce and until pork chops are fully cooked (minimum internal temperature of 160 degrees Fahrenheit).
  7. Serve immediately.

Nutritional Information

  • Calories:    500
  • Carbohydrates:    57g
  • Total Fat:    9g
  • Cholesterol:    70mg
  • Saturated Fat:   2.5g
  • Dietary Fiber:    7g
  • % of Calories from Fat:    16%
  • Sodium:    220 mg
  • Protein:    30g
  • Recipe Credit
  • Recipe adapted from Keep the Beat™, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute.



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