Apple-Glazed Stuffed Pork Chops Recipe

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

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I've served these Apple Glazed Pork Chops for many dinner parties. All you need to add would be a green veggie, a crunchy green salad and you have a beautiful presentation for a lovely meal. These can be prepared, refrigerated and baked later in the day.
MAKES:
4 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 25 min. Bake: 35 min.
MAKES:
4 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 25 min. Bake: 35 min.

Ingredients

  • 3 cups seasoned stuffing cubes
  • 1 medium Granny Smith apple, peeled and diced
  • 1 celery rib, diced
  • 1/3 cup raisins
  • 2-1/2 cups apple juice, divided
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 4 center-cut pork rib chops (1-1/2 inches thick and 12 ounces each)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar

Directions

Preheat oven to 350°. Place first four ingredients in a large bowl. Add 3/4 cup juice and melted butter; toss until combined.
Cut a pocket in each pork chop by slicing horizontally to the bone. Fill each with about 1/2 cup stuffing; place on a rack in a roasting pan. Sprinkle pork with salt and pepper. Add 1-1/2 cups apple juice to pan. Cover tightly with foil; bake until a thermometer inserted in pork reads at least 145°, 35-45 minutes.
Place remaining stuffing in a greased 8-inch baking dish. Bake, covered, until heated through, 20-25 minutes.
Meanwhile, for glaze, place brown sugar and remaining 1/4 cup apple juice in a small saucepan; bring to a boil, stirring to dissolve sugar. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, until mixture is reduced by half, about 5 minutes.
To serve, brush chops with glaze. Serve with additional stuffing. Yield: 4 servings.

Test Kitchen tips
  • Bone-in pork loin chops may also be used, but rib chops will give you more room to make a pocket.
  • Letting the apple juice mixture simmer will thicken it to a perfect glaze consistency.
  • Originally published as Apple-Glazed Stuffed Pork Chops in Simple & Delicious February/March 2018

    Nutritional Facts

    1 stuffed pork chop with 1/2 cup stuffing: 750 calories, 28g fat (13g saturated fat), 139mg cholesterol, 1000mg sodium, 77g carbohydrate (45g sugars, 3g fiber), 48g protein.

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    • 3 cups seasoned stuffing cubes
    • 1 medium Granny Smith apple, peeled and diced
    • 1 celery rib, diced
    • 1/3 cup raisins
    • 2-1/2 cups apple juice, divided
    • 1/4 cup butter, melted
    • 4 center-cut pork rib chops (1-1/2 inches thick and 12 ounces each)
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 1/4 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper
    • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
    1. Preheat oven to 350°. Place first four ingredients in a large bowl. Add 3/4 cup juice and melted butter; toss until combined.
    2. Cut a pocket in each pork chop by slicing horizontally to the bone. Fill each with about 1/2 cup stuffing; place on a rack in a roasting pan. Sprinkle pork with salt and pepper. Add 1-1/2 cups apple juice to pan. Cover tightly with foil; bake until a thermometer inserted in pork reads at least 145°, 35-45 minutes.
    3. Place remaining stuffing in a greased 8-inch baking dish. Bake, covered, until heated through, 20-25 minutes.
    4. Meanwhile, for glaze, place brown sugar and remaining 1/4 cup apple juice in a small saucepan; bring to a boil, stirring to dissolve sugar. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, until mixture is reduced by half, about 5 minutes.
    5. To serve, brush chops with glaze. Serve with additional stuffing. Yield: 4 servings.

    Test Kitchen tips
  • Bone-in pork loin chops may also be used, but rib chops will give you more room to make a pocket.
  • Letting the apple juice mixture simmer will thicken it to a perfect glaze consistency.
  • Originally published as Apple-Glazed Stuffed Pork Chops in Simple & Delicious February/March 2018

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