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Lamb Chops with Prune Chutney


Tender lamb chops pair well with a sweet fruit chutney.

  • Servings: 4

Source: Martha Stewart Living, October 1994


  • 1 1/2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 8 shallots, cut in half lengthwise
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 cup Homemade Chicken Stock, or canned low-sodium chicken broth, skimmed of fat
  • 2 tablespoons dried cranberries
  • 18 bite-size prunes, or 6 large pitted prunes, quartered
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons chopped fresh rosemary, plus sprigs for garnish
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 8 rib lamb chops, 3/4 inch thick
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil


  1. To make chutney, melt butter in a skillet over medium heat. Add sugar and shallots and cook until golden brown, about 15 minutes. Add vinegar and cook until evaporated. Add stock, cranberries, prunes, 1 teaspoon of the chopped rosemary, and salt and pepper to taste. Cook until shallots are tender and liquid is reduced by three quarters, about 5 minutes. Keep warm.

  2. Season lamb chops with salt, pepper, and the remaining chopped rosemary. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add chops, and saute until brown on the bottom, 3 to 4 minutes. Turn and cook until a meat thermometer reads 110 degrees (for medium rare) and chops are evenly browned, 3 to 4 minutes more. Garnish lamb with rosemary sprigs, and serve with the chutney.

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