Pork Chops with Pears and Parsnips

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Baking Time: 30 minutes

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Servings: 4

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  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) vegetable oil
  • 4 Ontario Pork Loin Centre Chops, bone-in (about 2 lb/1kg)
  • Salt and pepper
  • 3 firm, slightly under-ripe
  • Ontario Pears, peeled
  • 1-1/2 lb (750 g) Ontario Parsnips (about 7 medium), peeled and cut into
  • 2-1/2-inch (6 cm) pieces


  • 6 tbsp (90 mL) grainy mustard
  • 1/4 cup (50 mL) Ontario Maple Syrup
  • 1 small clove Ontario Garlic, crushed


Brush roasting pan with 1 tsp (5 mL) of the oil. Place pork chops in pan; season with salt and pepper.

Cut pears into quarters and remove cores; cut each quarter in half. In small bowl, toss parsnips with remaining oil. Place pears and parsnips on and around chops. Cover with foil and bake in 375°F (190°C) oven for 20 minutes.

Glaze: In small bowl, whisk together mustard, maple syrup and garlic; brush over pork chops, pears and parsnips. Bake, uncovered, for 5 to 10 minutes or until parsnips are tender and juices run clear when pork is pierced and just a hint of pink remains inside.

Nutritional information

  • PROTEIN: 37 grams
  • FAT: 13 grams
  • CARBOHYDRATE: 68 grams
  • CALORIES: 534
  • FIBRE: 8 grams
  • SODIUM: 680 mg