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Cinnamon Pork Chops with Spiced Pear Chutney

Cinnamon Pork Chops with Spiced Pear Chutney

Cinnamon and chili powder give these pork chops a nice warm tingle underneath the heat, and a sweet pear chutney is the perfect way to top them off. This isn’t an obvious harvest-season type of recipe, but it does have a lot of seasonal spices and flavors, so it would be nice as an understated way to appreciate the season without going into full-on pumpkin mode.

Chili seems to naturally go with grilling, but if it’s too cold or you don’t have a grill, you could also cook the pork chops using any other favorite method that works well for you. And the bone-in chops in the picture aren’t just for show: bone-in pork chops are less fussy and harder to overcook, if that’s a concern.

This is a pretty heavy recipe; a nice vegetable side might be all you need. Or go for some soup or another quick vegetable – this recipe would go with just about all the typical fall roasted-vegetable suspects for a quick but very tasty dinner.

Cinnamon Pork Chops with Spiced Pear Chutney Recipe

Servings SERVES: 4Preparation time PREP: 20 min.Cooking time COOK: 30 min.


Protein: 28g / %

Carbs: 45g / %

Fat: 30g / %

Values are per portion. These are for information only & are not meant to be exact calculations.


  • 4 to 6 pork chops, bone-in
  • 2 tbsp. chili powder
  • 2 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 2 tsp. garlic powder
  • 2 tsp. onion powder
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper

Spiced Pear Chutney Ingredients

  • 3 pears, peeled, and diced
  • ⅓ cup apple cider vinegar
  • ¼ cup raw honey
  • ½ tsp. ground ginger
  • ½ tsp. chili powder
  • ½ tsp. ground cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp. ground nutmeg
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
Pork Chops and Chutney preparation


  1. Preheat grill to medium-high.
  2. In a bowl mix together the chili powder, cinnamon, garlic powder,  onion powder for the pork chops and season with salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Rub the pork chops with chili-cinnamon mix until well coated.
  4. Combine all the ingredients for the pear chutney in a saucepan and season to taste with salt and pepper.
  5. Cook the chutney 8 to 10 minutes over medium heat, stirring occasionally.
  6. Meanwhile, grill the pork chops 4 to 5 minutes on each side, then let them sit 3 to 4 minutes.
  7. Serve the pork chops with the pear chutney.