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Apple-Stuffed Pork Chops Recipe
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Apple-Stuffed Pork Chops Recipe

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I've been making these delicious extra-thick chops for over 30 years. It's a wonderful entree to serve company and it also savored by our family on special occasions.—Paula Disterhaupt, Bakersfield, California
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 1 hour
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 1 hour
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 1 tablespoon chopped onion
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 3 cups soft bread cubes
  • 2 cups finely chopped apples
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped celery
  • 2 teaspoons minced fresh parsley
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt, divided
  • 6 bone-in pork loin chops (1-1/2 inches thick and 7 ounces each)
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil

Nutritional Facts

1 pork chop equals 364 calories, 19 g fat (8 g saturated fat), 107 mg cholesterol, 534 mg sodium, 15 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 32 g protein.


  1. In a small skillet, saute onion in butter until tender. Remove from the heat; add the bread cubes, apples, celery, parsley and 1/4 teaspoon salt.
  2. Cut a pocket in each chop by making a horizontal cut through the meat almost to the bone. Sprinkle inside and outside with pepper and remaining salt. Spoon stuffing loosely into pockets.
  3. In a large skillet, brown the chops on both sides in oil. Place in an ungreased large baking pan. Cover and bake at 350° for 30 minutes. Uncover; bake 30 minutes longer or until a thermometer reads 145°. Let meat stand for 5 minutes before serving. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Apple-Stuffed Pork Chops in Taste of Home April/May 1997, p44

Nutritional Facts

1 pork chop equals 364 calories, 19 g fat (8 g saturated fat), 107 mg cholesterol, 534 mg sodium, 15 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 32 g protein.

Medium-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied white wine such as Riesling or Gewürtztraminer

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Reviewed Oct. 5, 2015

"This was good! Flavorful. The prep for me was longer as I had to hand chop everything. I like the apples with the pork. My stuffing came out a little too mushy put I probably stuffed the pork too much...Over all a keeper recipe."

Reviewed Aug. 10, 2014

"Very good and easy to make-- the prep time is dead on if you use your food processor to chop everything, but if you have to hand chop everything double your prep time at least. I can't wait to see how it does for lunch and dinner this week. I would like a bit more sweetness, so I'd probably use some apple juice in the dish in the oven."

Reviewed Mar. 10, 2013

"Our whole family loved this :)"

Reviewed Oct. 28, 2011

"We absolutely love this recipe in the fall. Something about the mixture of pork and apples, yum! The 15 minute prep time is a little understated, they usually take me quite a while to prep... but it's worth it! Definitely a family favorite!"

Reviewed Sep. 27, 2009

"I love stuffed pork chops, and this recipe is very good! It's definitely going into my "keeper" file. I like to brown the chops before cutting the pocket and stuffing, so that stuffing doesn't fall out."

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