Pork Chops in Plum Sauce

November 4, 2014

I love plums, the succulent juicy sweetness beneath the outer skin. A ripe plum is a joy to eat, bursting juice into your mouth and filling your mouth with taste. Plums are in season and I bought a punnet. I had some pork chops in the fridge so I decided to see if I could make pork chops in plum sauce. There is something about the sweetness of plum sauce that brings out the taste of the meat.

Pork chops in plum sauceI was also looking for a chance to try out my new cerasure pan from Tower. I am always on the look out for the perfect pan and this pan promised to be just that. It is coated in the latest ceramic non-stick coating so food glides around it like a dream. The pan is made from aluminium so it is really light to handle but the stainless steel base means that the heat is distributed evenly across the cooking surface. The lid means that you can easily cover stuff up when you are cooking, a lot of frying pans do not have one.

Tower cerasure panThe pan however has some magic about it, when I placed it on my stove it had a black outer edge. When it is left on the heat for a while it changes colour.

Tower cerasure panThe pan becomes completely white and you know that it is the right temperature to start cooking. This is brilliant as I am always putting food in the pan just before it becomes hot enough. Now I can always get my meat perfectly seared. To start off my pork chops in plum sauce I browned my chops. I then set the chops aside on a plate while I made the sauce. First I lightly fried some garlic.

Cerasure pan from Tower

Once this was soft I added soy sauce, red wine vinegar, brown sugar and fresh ginger to the mix, bringing it to a simmer. Once the sugar dissolved I added the plums, which I had chopped and removed the stones from.
Plum sauceI left this to simmer for a while and the plums gradually softened and thickened, magically turning into a sauce. I then added the chops back into the pan and cooked until they were done. The resulting dish was very tasty and my cerasure pan was really easy to clean afterwards. I was very pleased with it.

Pork chops in plum sauceThe meal went down well with all the family and I was pleased with how easy the plum sauce was to make. I imagine that if you were lucky enough to have a plum tree you could make a huge batch of the sauce and store it in jars for later use.

Pork chops in plum sauce.Pork Chops in Plum Sauce

Pork chops in plum sauce

Author Alison


  • 4 pork chops
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp fresh ginger
  • 6 plums


  • Place the pork chops in a pan and lightly brown on both sides.
  • Remove from heat and set aside on a plate while you make the sauce.
  • Chop the plums and remove the stones
  • Chop the garlic and gently cook until soft
  • Add the soy sauce, red wine vinegar, brown sugar and ginger to the pan and bring to the boil.
  • When the sugar has dissolved add the plums.
  • Cook gently until the plums soften and the sauce thickens. You can mash the plums with a potato masher to make a less lumpy sauce.
  • Put the chops back into the pan and cook until done.

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14 responses to “Pork Chops in Plum Sauce”

  1. I do like the sound of this. Whenever I do pork, other than using the slow cooker, it seems quite dry, but this sauce would be lovely. Have pinned 🙂

  2. I do love a good sauce, never tried it with plums though. This looks amazing. Thanks for popping over to my blog x #TastyTuesdays

  3. Ooh delicious! Pork and plum together is a marriage made in heaven! I’m loving the sound of a pan that tells you when it’s ready to cook too 🙂

  4. That pan look fantastic. I love the colour changing as I’m the same as you, I often seem to put the food in a bit early – too impatient.

    Your pork and plum sauce looks yummy too.

  5. Julie's Family Kitchen says:

    Sounds like a delicious way to liven up pork chops, yum :-).

  6. Alida says:

    Great idea using plums! This meat must be sweet and succulent with a sauce like this. Great recipe.

  7. Galina V says:

    Oh, a new magic pan sounds great! I love plum sauces with meat. This looks like a very tasty dish!

  8. Honest mum says:

    Love your reduced plum sauce, gorgeous dish there! Thanks for linking up to #tastytuesdays

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