If you’re not sure what dessert goes with pork chops, look no further!
I’ve got 13 sweet and savory recipes that will have your guests begging for more.
Pork chops are a versatile main course that can be dressed up or down depending on the occasion.
But when it comes to dessert, you might be stumped on what to serve.
Should you go with something fruity or rich and chocolatey?
What about a classic pie or something a little more unusual?
Read on for some delicious ideas that will take your pork chop dinner to the next level.
1. Carrot Cake
Carrot cake isn’t anything new – but it’s a classic for a reason.
The spices in the cake, like cinnamon and nutmeg, go so well with the savory flavors of pork.
And the sweetness of the frosting is the perfect balance to the rich meat.
There are endless ways to personalize carrot cake, too.
Add in some chopped nuts, dried fruits, or even chocolate chips.
Or top it with a cream cheese frosting, like most traditional recipes call for.
No matter how you make it, carrot cake is always a delicious way to end a pork-filled meal.
Brownies are known for being easy to make (just mix and bake), and they are a delicious way to end any meal.
If you want to experiment with different flavors, try adding a teaspoon of extract (vanilla, almond, or peppermint) to the batter.
You can also top the brownies with frosting, nuts, or candy.
3. Easy Chocolate Mousse
Not much is easier or more delicious than this chocolate mousse recipe.
It takes only minutes to whip up and can be served in small cups or bowls.
You can also make it ahead of time and store it in the fridge for a few hours.
This chocolate mousse is light and airy, with a rich chocolate flavor that is not too sweet.
It’s the perfect ending to a pork dinner, and you can dress it up with a sprinkle of cocoa powder or chopped nuts.
4. Easy No Bake Chocolate Oatmeal Bars
Why not use some of that leftover oatmeal from breakfast to make a delicious and easy dessert?
This no-bake chocolate oatmeal bar recipe is the perfect way to use up that extra oatmeal, and it makes a great after-dinner treat.
These bars are packed with flavor, thanks to the chocolate, peanut butter, and oats.
And they’re super easy to make – just mix everything together and press it into a pan.
You can even add your own toppings, like chopped nuts or dried fruit.
5. Blueberry Crumble Bars
Blueberries just make everything taste better.
They are the perfect little fruit – not too tart and not too sweet.
And they go so well with pork.
The natural sugars in the blueberries caramelize when they bake, giving these crumble bars an added depth of flavor.
These bars are also very versatile.
You can use any kind of berry you like – raspberries, blackberries, or even a mix.
And if you want to get really creative, you can add in some other ingredients like chopped nuts or a little bit of cinnamon.
Just be sure to use fresh berries for the best flavor.
6. Italian Tiramisu
If you want to impress your dinner guests with a delicious dessert that is easy to make, try tiramisu.
This Italian classic is a coffee-flavored custard layered with ladyfingers and topped with cocoa.
The mascarpone cheese gives the tiramisu its rich flavor, while the espresso and rum add depth and complexity.
You can make your own ladyfingers or use store-bought ones.
And if you want to get really creative, try making tiramisu with chocolate cake instead of ladyfingers.
Tiramisu is the perfect ending to a pork dinner because the coffee flavors complement the richness of the meat.
7. Lemon Blueberry Bread
Lemony and sweet, this blueberry bread is moist and delicious.
The perfect dessert to accompany any pork dish, the lemon zest brightens up the flavors of the blueberries and pairs perfectly with the richness of pork.
To make this bread your own, try adding a little bit of grated ginger to the batter for a zingy twist.
Or, if you’re feeling really adventurous, swap out the blueberries for raspberries or blackberries.
8. Strawberry Lemon Blondies
I often just opt for frozen strawberries in this recipe to save on time, but if you have fresh strawberries on hand, I would highly recommend using them!
Just be sure to cut them into small pieces so they evenly distribute throughout the blondies.
As for the lemon zest, make sure you use a microplane to get very fine zest.
You could also add a little bit of lemon juice to the recipe if you want a more tart flavor.
9. No Bake Chocolate Dipped Cookie Dough Balls
You don’t even have to turn on your oven for this delicious dessert!
No bake chocolate dipped cookie dough balls are the perfect bite-sized sweet treat.
The cookie dough is made with just a few simple ingredients, and is rolled into balls and then dipped in melted chocolate.
You can use any type of chocolate you like – milk, dark, or even white chocolate.
Then, the balls are refrigerated until the chocolate is set.
These are best served cold, straight from the fridge.
And they’re so easy to make that you’ll be able to whip up a batch even on a busy weeknight.
10. Chocolate Chip Loaf Cake
When your pork chops are gone and your dinner plates are clean, it’s time for a little something sweet.
This chocolate chip loaf cake is the perfect way to end your meal.
The chocolate chips in the cake melt in your mouth, and the cake itself is fluffy and light.
The best part is that it’s easy to make your own variations on this classic dessert.
Add a little frosting, or some chopped nuts, or even a dollop of whipped cream.
Whatever you do, this chocolate chip loaf cake is sure to please.
11. Classic Strawberry Shortcake
Classics are classics for a reason.
This strawberry shortcake is no exception.
The light, fluffy cake pairs perfectly with the tart sweetness of fresh strawberries and the rich creaminess of whipped cream.
It’s a simple dish that can be made in less than an hour, but it’s sure to impress your dinner guests.
And if you’re feeling adventurous, you can always add a little bit of your own twist to the recipe.
Maybe try using different fruits, or even chocolate!
12. Chocolate Chip Cookies
It’s tough to turn down a chocolate chip cookie.
They are the perfect after-dinner dessert because they are small, not too sweet, and have just the right amount of chocolate.
But why are they so good after a pork dinner?
The sweetness of the chocolate pairs perfectly with the savory taste of pork.
And the cookies are soft, so they won’t dry out your mouth after a big meal.
Plus, they are easy to make your own.
Add a little more chocolate, some chopped nuts, or even some dried fruit.
13. Peanut Butter Cup Gooey Cookie Bars
Who can say no to a big, thick, chewy cookie?
Add in the fact that these have peanut butter cups melted right into the center, and you’ve got a dessert that is sure to please even the most finicky of eaters.
The best part about these cookie bars is that they are so easy to make.
- Simply bake your favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe in a 9×13 inch pan, and then top with mini peanut butter cups.
- Bake for an additional 5-7 minutes, or until the peanut butter cups are melted.
- Allow to cool slightly before serving.
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13 Delicious Desserts that Go with Pork Chops
- Carrot Cake
- Easy Chocolate Mousse
- Easy No Bake Chocolate Oatmeal Bars
- Blueberry Crumble Bars
- Italian Tiramisu
- Lemon Blueberry Bread
- Strawberry Lemon Blondies
- No Bake Chocolate Dipped Cookie Dough Balls
- Chocolate Chip Loaf Cake
- Classic Strawberry Shortcake
- Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Peanut Butter Cup Gooey Cookie Bars
- Pick your favorite dessert from this list to serve after your pork chop meal.
- Prepare the ingredients according to the recipe.
- Enjoy in no time!