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Apple-Glazed Stuffed Pork Chops

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.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 25 min. Bake: 35 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings

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.

Test Kitchen tips
  • Bone-in pork loin chops may 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.
  • Nutrition 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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    • Beth
      Nov 2, 2020

      Am I reading this correctly? Each pork chop has 750 calories?

    • Judith
      Sep 21, 2020

      No comment left

    • Andrea
      Jan 17, 2020

      Absolutely divine. I made this recipe for a group of 8. I did replace the raisins with dried cranberries though. Will be making this again. Affordable and delicious.