Baked Cranberry Pork Chops

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Looking for a new way to jazz up pork chops? The sauce for these Baked Cranberry Pork Chops includes just three ingredients but packs a flavorful punch. For best results, mix together the sauce and marinate the pork chops overnight.

We pulled this version of Baked Cranberry Pork Chops straight from our Grandma’s trusty wooden recipe box. The pork chops are cooked low and slow in the oven for a juicy, tender texture. The sauce is almost like a sweet barbecue sauce from just three ingredients.

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Cranberry Glazed Pork Chops Ingredients:

Bone-in Pork Chops

Canned Cranberry Sauce

Dry Onion Soup Mix

French Onion Dressing

Looking for a new way to jazz up pork chops? The sauce for these Baked Cranberry Pork Chops includes just three ingredients but packs a flavorful punch. For best results, mix together the sauce and marinate the pork chops overnight.

Baked Cranberry Pork Chops

When we found this recipe, the list of ingredients for the sauce intrigued us – dry onion soup mix packet, French dressingjellied cranberry sauce – so we had to try it! Grandma did not fix this recipe for us when we were growing up but we knew it had to be good if she kept it in her collection of hand-written recipes.

It didn’t disappoint! Both adults and kids love this recipe, and the amazing aroma that drifts through the house while the pork chops are baking is downright amazing.

Cranberry sauce is a great pantry staple to use in baked pork recipes of any kind.  It’s delish in our Instant Pot Cranberry Ham Recipe.

Barbara’s family only eats two pork chops at a time, so she put the extra pork chops and sauce in freezer bags (uncooked), and threw them in the freezer for a second or third meal.  You could even change up the protein for a delicious chicken dish.

   

What internal temperature do I cook pork chops to?

The FDA recommends cooking pork chops to an internal temperature range of 145 to 160 degrees F. The easiest way to reach this temperature without over cooking is to use a digital meat thermometer. Set the targeted temperature, and it will beep when the pork hits that temperature.

What do I serve with pork chops?

Pork chops pair perfectly with vintage side dishes. Some great options include Crispy Fried Potatoes, Fried Cabbage with Bacon, Dutch Green Beans, Cucumbers and Onions, Old Fashioned Pea Salad and Ranch Cauliflower Salad.

Serve these Baked Cranberry Pork Chops over rice, noodles or all by themselves.

What are some more ways to prepare pork chops?

Baked pork chops are our go-to preparation method. Consider trying Sour Cream Pork Chops, Fancy Baked Pork Chops and Pork Chop Potato Bake.  Slow cooking pork chops in the Crock Pot is another great method of cooking.  Try Mexican-Style Pork Chops and Pork Chops and Apples.

Looking for a new way to jazz up pork chops? The sauce for these Baked Cranberry Pork Chops includes just three ingredients but packs a flavorful punch. For best results, mix together the sauce and marinate the pork chops overnight.

How to Make Baked Pork Chops

Full recipe for oven baked pork chops is at the end of this post.

Instructions:

  1. Combine cranberry sauce, French dressing and onion soup mix.
  2. Add pork chops to the sauce. Cook immediately or refrigerate overnight.
  3. In a greased baking dish, bake pork chops uncovered at 325 degrees F for 75 to 80 minutes. Be sure to completely cover the pork chops with the sauce and then baste occasionally if desired.

Looking for a new way to jazz up pork chops? The sauce for these Baked Cranberry Pork Chops includes just three ingredients but packs a flavorful punch. For best results, mix together the sauce and marinate the pork chops overnight.

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Notes About Oven Baked Cranberry Pork Chop Recipe:

  • This is a 4 ingredient recipe—pork chops, cranberry jelly, onion soup mix, and French dressing.
  • Use jellied cranberry sauce or whole cranberry sauce.
  • To get a more flavorful baked pork chop, marinate overnight.
  • We recommend basting occasionally. To baste means to cover the pork chops with the cooking liquids. This will keep the pork chops moist.
  • Use a digital meat thermometer to prevent over-cooking the pork chops. The internal temperature should be 145 degrees F.
  • Looking for more pork chop recipes? Try Mom’s Pork Chop and Potatoes and Crock Pot French Onion Pork Chops.

Looking for a new way to jazz up pork chops? The sauce for these Baked Cranberry Pork Chops includes just three ingredients but packs a flavorful punch. For best results, mix together the sauce and marinate the pork chops overnight.

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Crock Pot Cranberry Turkey Breast

Hot Cranberry Punch

Hot Cranberry punch is a non alcoholic hot punch recipe that blends cranberry, apple and orange juices with fall spices for the perfect holiday beverage.

Instant Pot Cranberry Ham

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Cranberry Moscow Mule

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Looking for a new way to jazz up pork chops? The sauce for these Baked Cranberry Pork Chops includes just three ingredients but packs a flavorful punch. For best results, mix together the sauce and marinate the pork chops overnight.
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Baked Cranberry Pork Chops

Looking for a new way to jazz up pork chops? The sauce for these Baked Cranberry Pork Chops includes just three ingredients but packs a flavorful punch. For best results, mix together the sauce and marinate the pork chops overnight.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time1 hr 30 mins
Total Time1 hr 35 mins
Course: Entree
Cuisine: American
Keyword: baked pork chops, cranberry pork chops, oven baked cranberry pork chops, pork chops with cranberry
Servings: 6
Calories: 671kcal
Author: Barbara

Ingredients

  • 6 pork chops, 3/4 inch thick
  • 16 oz. jellied cranberry sauce
  • 15 oz. French dressing
  • 1 dry onion soup mix packet

Instructions

  • Mix together cranberry sauce, French dressing and onion soup mix. 
    Looking for a new way to jazz up pork chops? The sauce for these Baked Cranberry Pork Chops includes just three ingredients but packs a flavorful punch. For best results, mix together the sauce and marinate the pork chops overnight.
  • Add the pork chops to the sauce, and either cook immediately or refrigerate overnight. 
    Looking for a new way to jazz up pork chops? The sauce for these Baked Cranberry Pork Chops includes just three ingredients but packs a flavorful punch. For best results, mix together the sauce and marinate the pork chops overnight.
  • Bake uncovered in a greased baking dish for 75 to 80 minutes at 325 degrees F.  Pork chops should be cooked to an internal temperature of 145 degrees F to 160 degrees F.
    Looking for a new way to jazz up pork chops? The sauce for these Baked Cranberry Pork Chops includes just three ingredients but packs a flavorful punch. For best results, mix together the sauce and marinate the pork chops overnight.
  • Be sure the chops are completely covered with the sauce. Baste occasionally if desired. 
  • Serve over rice.  
    Looking for a new way to jazz up pork chops? The sauce for these Baked Cranberry Pork Chops includes just three ingredients but packs a flavorful punch. For best results, mix together the sauce and marinate the pork chops overnight.

Notes

  • This is a 4 ingredient recipe---pork chops, cranberry jelly, onion soup mix, and French dressing.
  • Use jellied cranberry sauce or whole cranberry sauce. 
  • To get a more flavorful baked pork chop, marinate overnight. 
  • We recommend basting occasionally. To baste means to cover the pork chops with the cooking liquids. This will keep the pork chops moist. 
  • Looking for more pork chop recipes? Try Crock Pot French Onion Pork Chops, Pork Chop Potato Bake and Fancy Baked Pork Chops

Nutrition

Calories: 671kcal | Carbohydrates: 46g | Protein: 30g | Fat: 41g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 90mg | Sodium: 1362mg | Potassium: 628mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 40g | Vitamin A: 361IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 42mg | Iron: 2mg

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9 Comments

  1. This something I do with chicken breasts. Only bake 325 for an hour.
    My grandmother made it a lot.
    Can’t wait to try pork.

    1. You definitely can. We haven’t made this recipe that way but we’ve done other pork chop recipes in our crock pot on high for 2.5 to 3 hours…

  2. These are awesome! Been making them for some time now and are a hit every time I do. You first look at the ingredients and think… “This can’t go well!” then you try it and will be so surprised!

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