Apple-Stuffed Pork Chops
Total TimePrep: 15 min. Bake: 1 hour
- 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
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
Nutrition Facts1 each: 364 calories, 19g fat (8g saturated fat), 107mg cholesterol, 534mg sodium, 15g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 2g fiber), 32g protein.
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Feb 10, 2018
I added some store bought refrigerated poultry herbs and used a small amount of sage and rosemary, just enough to speckle the meat with color. HUGE win. Not expecting everyone in the house to love pork (we're by far a chicken/beef family) everyone just plowed in with "It's so good!" every now and then.I had to solve a problem and used a pork tenderloin, the dreaded, dry and lean but tender piece of meat deep within the pig. Bringing the loin to room temp, I seared it briefly, just for handling, and butterflied 4 segments (instead of creating a pocket). Then I moved the loins to a cast iron grill and tossed on all the stuffing and folded the chops back again. Then I rearranged the chops moving them on top of the stuffing. Use a meat thermometer because you will overcook the pork if you are not used to the color of cooked pork (like a pink ham color in side, no blood).Highly recommend a meat thermometer and sprinkling of herbs, and I'm sure dry would be fine too.
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.
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.
Mar 10, 2013
Our whole family loved this :)
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!
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.
Apr 11, 2008
very good & fast to make!