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Pork Chops with Apple-Celery Stuffing Recipe

A friend shared this recipe from her Slovak mother back in the 1950s, and my husband and children love it. They still do.—Romaine Smith, Garden Grove, Iowa
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 40 min. YIELD:6 servings

Ingredients

  • 6 bone-in pork loin chops (3/4 inch thick and 8 ounces each)
  • 4 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 6 cups unseasoned stuffing cubes
  • 3/4 cup chopped peeled apple
  • 3/4 cup finely chopped celery
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1/2 cup hot water
  • 3 teaspoons rubbed sage
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 4 teaspoons Dijon mustard

Directions

  • 1. In a large skillet, brown pork chops over medium heat in 2 tablespoons butter on each side; remove from pan and keep warm. In the same pan, saute the stuffing cubes, apple, celery, raisins, water, sage, salt and pepper in remaining butter until apples and celery are crisp-tender.
  • 2. Transfer to a greased 3-qt. baking dish. Top with pork chops. Spread mustard over chops. Cover and bake at 350° for 35 minutes. Uncover; bake 5-10 minutes longer or until meat juices run clear. Yield: 6 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 piece) equals 359 calories, 13 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 39 mg cholesterol, 995 mg sodium, 51 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 14 g protein.

Wine Pairings

Medium-Bodied White Wine

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