Sweetly spiced pork chops are quickly sautéed and served with a savory fruit sauce.  Accompany with hot couscous and broccoli spears.


  • 4 pork chops (butterflied)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper (freshly ground)
  • 1 teaspoon vegetable oil
  • 3/4 cup onion (chopped)
  • 3 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 3/4 cup orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons raisins
  • 1 tablespoon capers (rinsed, drained)
  • orange slices (Fresh)
  • parsley sprigs


  1. In small bowl, combine salt, cinnamon, cloves and pepper; blend well. Sprinkle seasoning mixture over each chop. Heat oil in large skillet over medium-high heat. Add chops; cook 4 minutes per side until internal temperature on a thermometer reads 145 degrees F; place chops on serving platter and allow to rest for 3-5 minutes and cover to keep warm.
  2. In same skillet, add onion and garlic; cook over medium heat 3-4 minutes, stirring frequently. Reduce heat to low. Add orange juice, raisins and capers; cover and simmer about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Spoon onion-raisin mixture over cooked chops. Garnish with orange slices and parsley.
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