Pork Chops with Warm Plum Sauce

Pork Chops with Warm Plum Sauce Recipe
Photo: Lisa Cohen


Makes 6 servings

Recipe from

Real Simple

Recipe Time

Prep: 25 Minutes
Other: 20 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 426
Caloriesfromfat 61 %
Fat 29 g
Satfat 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 403 mg
Carbohydrate 4 g
Fiber 1 g
Sugars 3 g
Protein 38 g


4 tablespoons olive oil
3 red or black plums, thinly sliced (about 2 cups)
1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves, plus 6 sprigs fresh thyme
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
6 boneless loin pork chops (about 3/4 inch thick)


Heat oven to 350° F.

Heat 2 tablespoons of the oil in a large ovenproof skillet over medium-high heat. Add the plums, thyme leaves, 1/2 teaspoon of the salt, and 1/4 teaspoon of the pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the plums soften and release their juices, about 3 minutes. Transfer to a bowl.

Return skillet to medium heat and add the remaining oil. Season the pork chops with the remaining salt and pepper. Cook until browned on 1 side, about 5 minutes. Turn, top each chop with 1 thyme sprig, and cook for 5 minutes more. Spoon the plums around the chops and transfer skillet to oven. Roast until the pork is cooked through, about 5 minutes. Divide the chops and plums among individual plates.