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Pork Chops with Pear Stuffing

My husband loves pork and stuffing, so this recipe combines the best of both worlds for him. With a vegetable and salad, this dish really perks up our dinner table during the week.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Bake: 35 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings

Ingredients

  • 8 pork chops (1/2 inch thick)
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 cup chopped celery
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1-3/4 cups corn-bread stuffing mix
  • 1 fresh pear, diced
  • 2 tablespoons chopped pecans
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • 1/8 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • Dash pepper
  • 1/2 cup water

Directions

  • In a large skillet over medium heat, cook chops in oil over medium heat for 2-3 minutes on each side or until chops are lightly browned; drain and set aside. Add butter to skillet; saute celery and onion until tender. Remove from the heat Add stuffing mix, pear, pecans, parsley, thyme, salt and pepper; mix well. Add water; toss gently to moisten.
  • Spoon a fourth of the stuffing on one pork chop; top with another chop and secure with string. Repeat with remaining chops and stuffing. Stand chops vertically, but not touching, in a deep roasting pan. Add water to a depth of 1/4 in.
  • Cover and bake at 350° for 20-25 minutes or until a thermometer reads 145°. Uncover and bake 5 minutes longer to brown. Remove string.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 671 calories, 33g fat (11g saturated fat), 187mg cholesterol, 711mg sodium, 26g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 3g fiber), 64g protein.

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