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Pork & Pears


One of the our first efforts at home cooking 20+ years ago

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  • 4 pork chops bone in (around 450g each)
  • 1 tblsp marjoram
  • 30 g butter
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 tin pear halves with juice (410g)
  • Salt & Pepper to Taste


servings 4
Level of difficulty Average
Preparation time 20mins
Cooking time 150mins
Cost Budget Friendly


Step 1

Heat oven to 180C/fan 160C/gas 4

Step 2

Melt butter in a frying pan and brown the chops on both sides then transfer to an oven proof casserole dish keeping any juice in the pan

Step 3

Add the pear halves to the frying pan and heat through under a low heat to maintain a little firmness. Transfer pears to the casserole dish.

Step 4

Add the juice from the pears to the pan and add the marjoram and lemon juice and reduce by about half.
Add salt and pepper to taste.

Step 5

Pour the reduced liquid over the chops and pears and put the covered casserole dish in a preheated oven for about 2.5 hours or until the meat is coming away from the bone.


This dish can be prepared as above and cooked in a slow cooker on high for 4 to 6 hours.
Serve with roast potatoes and fresh seasonal vegetables.

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