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Pear Pork Chops with Rice

“This recipe has become a family favorite,” attests Sue Ware from Ortonville, Minnesota. “Thickened pan juices make a tasty gravy for pork chops with sweet pears over white rice.”
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. Bake: 40 min.
  • Makes
    6 servings


  • 2 cans (15 ounces each) pear halves in extra-light syrup
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 6 boneless pork loin chops (3/4 inch thick and 5 ounces each)
  • 2 cups uncooked instant rice
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup cold water


  • Drain pears, reserving syrup; set pears aside. In a large microwave-safe bowl, combine the brown sugar, butter, cloves, cinnamon and reserved syrup. Microwave, uncovered, on high for 2-3 minutes, stirring every minute, or until butter is melted and sugar is dissolved.
  • Place pork chops in a greased 11x7-in. baking dish. Place a pear half over each chop; top with pear syrup mixture. Cover and bake at 350° for 40-50 minutes or until pork is tender.
  • Cook rice according to package directions. Remove pork and pears; keep warm. Pour pan juices into a small saucepan; bring to a boil. Combine cornstarch and cold water until smooth; gradually stir into juices. Return to a boil; cook 1-2 minutes longer or until thickened. Serve with pork, pears and rice.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 425 calories, 9g fat (5g saturated fat), 32mg cholesterol, 104mg sodium, 80g carbohydrate (47g sugars, 2g fiber), 7g protein.

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