Pork and apples are a common combination, right? But a bit tired. Why not jazz up your dinner and make pork with blueberry balsamic sauce instead? The sweetness of the blueberries and the tangy vinegar are a fantastic complement to the rich, meaty pork.
The result: absolutely divine! I really wanted to eat it again! Heck, I want to eat it now (as I type this early in the morning).
It all sounds planned from that description, but it really wasn’t. I bought some pork chops intending to make a stir fry. But that’s not what I ended up making. It suddenly occurred to me that I had some fresh blueberries (they were on sale) and that blueberries and pork would work nicely together. A quick search and I found a number of recipes combining blueberries, pork, and balsamic vinegar. Seemed like a great combination! Some recipes were more involved then others. But it was a weeknight. I didn’t feel like fussing too much. So, naturally, I chose a simple one! Less mess and fewer ingredients. It’s largely this recipe, but I swapped the sugar with honey (so I could use less and it would dissolve into the sauce faster). And so pork with blueberry balsamic sauce was born!
I reduced both the quantity of everything and the cooking time for the sauce (since there’s a lot less of it – make sure to keep the flame super-low).
I’ve made this with a pork chop, but a tenderloin, or even chunks of pork would work just as well.
More Pork Recipes
Made with ground pork, cooked in a salsa verde of jalapeños, garlic, onion, and cumin.
Unlike most chili recipes, this one cooks fairly quickly (especially if you’ve got cooked or canned beans).
Back to basics here (pork and apples), but with a twist. Because ham is usually paired with pineapple. And, since the ham is essentially pre-cooked, it’s ready in just a few minutes.
Tender, not too sweet, with just a bit of a mustard kick. And they cook in about an hour.
Rich, flavorful, and fast. The sauce is rich, indulgent, and delicious, with sour cream, mustard, and sweet/sour capers.