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Stuffed Iowa Chops Recipe
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Stuffed Iowa Chops Recipe

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Here's a hearty dish for big appetites. The corn and apples make a tasty stuffing for the chops. —Judith Smith, Des Moines, Iowa
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 1 hour
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 1 hour
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 4 bone-in pork loin chops (1-1/2 inches thick and 8 ounces each)
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 cup whole kernel corn
  • 1 cup diced peeled apple
  • 1 cup dry bread crumbs
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped onion
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon rubbed sage
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • SAUCE:
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/4 to 1/2 cup Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh rosemary
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper


  1. Cut a pocket in each chop by slicing almost to the bone. In a large skillet, brown the chops in oil over medium heat. Remove from the heat.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the corn, apple, bread crumbs, parsley, onion, milk, salt, sage and pepper. Stuff into pork chops. Place in a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish.
  3. Combine the sauce ingredients; pour half over the chops. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 1 hour or until a meat thermometer reads 160°, basting occasionally with remaining sauce. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Stuffed Iowa Chops in Country October/November 2004, p49

Medium-Bodied White Wine

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

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Reviewed Apr. 28, 2012

"I made this this morning, and had it for a late lunch. Very Tasty! I even had applesauce with it. All I can say is it is simple to make and makes an excellent meal. I used 5 chops. The sauce is delish, the stuffing delish, and the chops are moist."

Reviewed Apr. 27, 2012

"This was so delicious! The stuffing was quite a surprise, I had never combined corn, onions, and apples before...I'm so glad I just did it without questioning the unknown, it is incredibly good! I always bread my pork chops so they don't get dry, and the chops on sale at my store weren't thick enough to stuff, so I just overlapped the chops a bit and placed the stuffing in between. This stuffing would be good with any white meat, I think. Ohhhh, it was so good!!!! Thank you for a keeper recipe!!!"

Reviewed Apr. 26, 2012

"We do not like bone in chops so used boneless. Did not take as long to bake. Needed a little more liquid as it tended to be dry, but good."

Reviewed Apr. 26, 2012

"A simple alternative for the stuffing is just boxed turkey or chicken stuffing mix. Either way, 'Good Eats.'"

Reviewed Jan. 23, 2012

"VERY good. The stuffing is good and the sauce makes it!! I baked it on convection for 50 minutes."

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