Pecan-Crusted Pork with Pumpkin Butter

Pecan-Crusted Pork with Pumpkin Butter

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"This is one of my favorite ways to eat pork. Pork chops are crusted in pecans and breadcrumbs, then topped with a delicious homemade pumpkin butter. (You can always use store bought pumpkin butter if you can find it but homemade is always better)."


30 m servings 683 cals
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Original recipe yields 4 servings



  • Calories:
  • 683 kcal
  • 34%
  • Fat:
  • 32.6 g
  • 50%
  • Carbs:
  • 70.6g
  • 23%
  • Protein:
  • 31.2 g
  • 62%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 62 mg
  • 21%
  • Sodium:
  • 436 mg
  • 17%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Whisk together pumpkin puree, apple juice, sugar, cloves, ginger, and cinnamon in a saucepan until smooth. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer until the mixture has reached the consistency of applesauce. About 10 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, pulse pecans and bread crumbs in a food processor until the pecans are finely chopped. Pour into a shallow dish, and press pork chops into the mixture to coat.
  3. Heat oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Add breaded pork chops and cook until golden brown on both sides and cooked through, about 4 minutes per side. Remove and drain on a paper towel-lined plate. Serve the pork chops with a dollop of pumpkin butter.


  • Cook's Note
  • If desired, reduce the sweetness of the pumpkin butter by using just ¼ cup of apple juice mixed with ½ cup water.
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  1. 62 Ratings


The pumpkin butter was delicious! I had trouble getting the breading to crisp up and get golden and stay on the chops, but then I seem to have that trouble with anything breaded. (Guess I don'...

I have been cooking for years. The best way that I found to make a great crust is a mixture of mayo and dijon mustard with a few drops of water mixed together, dip pork chops, chicken or even fi...

This is a grat recipe. I never tried it with Pumpkin Butter before, it's delicious As far as "getting the breading to crisp up and get golden and stay on the chops", the best thing to do is to a...

I'm not so great when it comes to frying in the pan, these were a little over done, but had a good flavor. I might try it again...

This was a fun way to use my leftover pumpkin puree from pumpkin pies. I followed the recipe exactly, except for the cooking method. I seared both sides of the pork in a hot skillet, then fini...

The kids loved this, especially the pumpkin butter.

Very easy and delicious!

Yum! The pork chops themselves were fine, but the pumpkin butter was great! There was a lot left over, but I'm glad there was -- like others have mentioned, it'll taste good on toast and such. I...

I made this for a dear friend's birthday supper. I was quite skeptical about the pumpkin butter, but it was a hit! My kids are squabbling about who is taking the leftovers for lunch to work (I ...