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Golden Plum, Port, and Mushroom Pork Chops & Giveaway

You know Bonne Maman, don’t you? Those gorgeous preserves, jams, and jellies with that signature red gingham lid – known for their excellent quality and superior taste.

I first tasted Bonne Maman in their home country – that’s right – on a trip to Paris. But since then, if I’m not making my own jam, I’m stocking the shelves with Bonne Maman. A little taste of Europe in our kitchen, something that pleases both the Brit and me.

I’m a huge fan of Bonne Maman’s Raspberry Preserves, while James pretty much lives for the Black Currant Jelly on his crumpets.

But Bonne Maman has a new star of the show, straight from the Lorraine region of France: Golden Plum Mirabelle Preserves. Sultry and succulent, these golden and gorgeous plums make one (pardon my French) Hell of a jam.

I don’t know about you, but my palate simply lives for sweet and savory combinations. Combining Golden Plum Mirabelle preserves with the earthiness of baby portobello mushrooms, port wine, garlic scapes, and savory beef stock creates a finishing sauce that you won’t soon forget. I stuffed the pork chops with the same flavors that go into the sauce, but the sauce adds the sweetness of the plum preserves and port, and simply thrills the taste buds.

I imagine this being a fabulous fancy dinner that could easily serve as an alternative to the traditional Christmas ham or to be served by candlelight for a celebratory New Year’s Eve dinner.

Before we get to the recipe, how about a little love from the folks at Bonne Maman?

Win a set of Bonne Maman Jams!

Here’s what you have to do:

  • Like the pin of my Golden Plum, Port and Mushroom Pork Chops recipe on Pinterest.(Mandatory)

    Leave a comment on this post telling me you liked the pin for an entry.

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  • Important Details:

    -This giveaway is open to USA residents only and will run until Thursday, November 15, 2012 at 11:59 pm EST.
    -Winner(s) will be generated via a random number generator software program. Winner will be notified via the contact email provided on the comment contact form.
    -Winner(s) will have until 11/17/12 to claim their Bonne Maman Preserves, Jams & Jellies giftpack or we will choose another winner.
    -Winner will receive (1) Bonne Maman Strawberry Preserves, (1) Bonne Maman Golden Plum Mirabelle Preserves and (1) Bonne Maman Fig Preserves {$15.00 MSRP}. Product will be shipped by Bonne Maman.
    -This giveaway is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook.


    This giveaway is provided to you by Bonne Maman. The views and opinions expressed by Amber Bracegirdle on Bluebonnets & Brownies are my own, and based upon my experiences with Bonne Maman products. I was compensated for the recipe development in this post.

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    Saturday 17th of November 2012

    I liked your pin


    Wednesday 14th of November 2012

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    Wednesday 14th of November 2012

    I liked your pin.

    Barb K

    Wednesday 14th of November 2012

    I subscribe to your e-mail Bonne Maman.

    Barb K

    Wednesday 14th of November 2012

    I Liked your recipe on Pinterest.