Pork Cutlets with Butternut Squash, Apple, and Cranberry Sauté

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Pork Cutlets with Butternut Squash, Apple, and Cranberry Sauté Recipe
Photo: Randy Mayor; Styling: Lindsey Lower


Steaming squash tenderizes it before you pan-sear it to a caramelized finish.

Serves 4 (serving size: 3 pork medallions, 2 tablespoons sauce, and 1 cup squash mixture)


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3 cups precut peeled butternut squash
1 cup dried cranberries
1 (1-pound) pork tenderloin, trimmed and cut into 12 thin medallions
3/4 teaspoon kosher salt, divided
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon olive oil, divided
1 cup unsalted chicken stock
1 tablespoon unsalted butter
1 cup chopped onion
1 cup chopped peeled Granny Smith apple
2 teaspoons sugar
1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper
2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley


1. Place squash and cran­berries in a microwave-safe dish. Add water to a depth of 1/4 inch; cover with plastic wrap. Microwave at HIGH 7 minutes; drain.

2. While squash cooks, heat a nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Sprinkle pork with 1/2 teaspoon salt and black pepper. Place flour in a shallow dish; dredge pork in flour. Add 1 1/2 teaspoons oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add half of pork; cook 2 minutes per side. Transfer cooked pork to a platter. Repeat with remaining oil and pork.

3. Add chicken stock to pan; cook until liquid is reduced by half, stirring occasionally.

4. Melt butter in a skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion, apple, sugar, and red pepper to pan, and toss to coat; sauté 4 minutes. Add squash, cranberries, and remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt; toss and remove from heat. Pour pan sauce over pork, and serve with squash mixture; garnish with chopped parsley.

Created date

September 2014

Nutritional Information

Calories 379
Fat 9.4 g
Satfat 3.2 g
Monofat 4.2 g
Polyfat 1.2 g
Protein 27 g
Carbohydrate 50 g
Fiber 5 g
Cholesterol 81 mg
Iron 3 mg
Sodium 461 mg
Calcium 80 mg