4 servings (serving size: 1 pork chop and about 1 tablespoon glaze)

Port wine, plum preserves, and balsamic vinegar combine for a sweet and savory glaze for these juicy pork chops. Couscous and green beans complete the meal.

How to Make It

Step 1

Melt butter in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Sprinkle pork evenly with 1/2 teaspoon salt and pepper. Add pork to pan; cook 3 1/2 minutes on each side. Remove from pan.

Step 2

Coat pan with cooking spray. Add shallots and garlic to pan; sauté 30 seconds. Add port and vinegar to pan; cook 30 seconds, stirring occasionally. Stir in remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt and plum preserves; cook for 30 seconds or until smooth, stirring constantly. Return pork to pan; cook 30 seconds or until desired degree of doneness, turning to coat. Sprinkle with parsley, if desired.

Ratings & Reviews

carlybarley7's Review

June 12, 2011
Really great flavor! I used half of a small onion, finely chopped rather than a shallot, orange juice rather than port, and cooked quite a bit longer than the recommended times (I find this is necessary in a lot of recipes, but I wanted to get the onions well cooked). I found red plum jam at Walmart (Bama brand) for those of you who had trouble, but this is a recipe that a lot of preserves flavors would work in. Like I said, I cooked the pork chops a little longer initially (I had about 3/4 inch thick pieces) than the recommended 3 1/2 minutes, and I also cooked the onions until they were almost translucent (2-4 minutes), added the garlic for about a minute, then the OJ and balsamic which I let cook to simmer and then added the jam. I let all of that simmer for a minute until it was uniform, then added the pork chops back in and let them simmer in the sauce for 3-4 minutes on each side. Served with homemade oven fries and steamed broccoli.

Quick & easy

January 05, 2017
Made to directions, only change was to sub blackberry preserves for plum.  Served with saffron rice and steamed broccoli.  Very colorful plates and easy mid-week dinner.


November 03, 2016
Great recipe.  It was an easy and uncomplicated recipe.  The only change I made was using apricot preserves in place of the plum preserves because I had it on hand and it was yummy.  You can use any other preserves for different flavors. Can't wait to make it again.

Always a hit

May 21, 2016
Quick, easy, delicious.  Sometimes I use bone-in chops because they have more flavor.  Tonight I didn't have plum preserves so used cranberry preserves.  My teenage said it "tastes like Thanksgiving" which is pretty high praise from her. 

NVV's Review

March 28, 2015
Wonderful, quick to prepare pork recipe. I use good quality cherry preserves because that is what I have on hand; otherwise, I follow the recipe, using port and aged balsamic vinegar. Normally serve this with couscous and sauteed brussel sprouts.

RCPMfan's Review

September 30, 2014
This has become one of our go-to weeknight main dishes - it is quick and easy, and the finished product is delicious - my children love it. I usually use Smucker's Red Plum Jam, as I haven't been able to find plum preserves in my local grocery stores. I usually serve this with a roasted green vegetable (green beans, broccoli, or brussels sprouts) and brown & wild rice, but last night I made an easy parmesan risotto and some peas...and it was divine.

JLBrooks321's Review

October 17, 2013
This is so flavorful. I, like many on here, used chicken broth in leu of the port wine, since I had some on hand. It was really delicious and you can use extra sauce for whatever vegetable side you end up making with it. This is a seriously good dish.

Danigirl5380's Review

August 05, 2013
Fantastic! I did use a grill pan and cooked the sauce in a separate pan first then transferred. I cooked with wild rice and string beans with garlic. It was a hit. I didn't make any changes to the recipe but next time I will do a double batch of the sauce. I did cook the pork chops longer but they were thicker than what the recipe called for. It made for a happy hubby and leftovers !

dakotababy's Review

April 22, 2013
Awesome!!!!!! I could not find plum preserves used cherry instead. I didn't have any port wine on hand so I substituted chicken broth for the port wine used everything else as written. Everyone loved them. Will make this again and again and again.

Megannyc's Review

April 14, 2013
After reading previous reviews I used bone in pork chops and strawberry preserves. Didn't want leftover ingredients I would not eat. It was not too sweet with a different flavor preserve. Easy to make dish, great flavor and a hit at Sunday dinner.