Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Quick Apple Stuffed Pork Chops

2-3 lbs center cut pork chops

1 box pork flavored stuffing (Stove Top or similar)

1-2 apples, peeled, cored and chopped

1 small shallot

1 tsp olive oil


This recipe was quite literally thrown together in about 15 minutes. It was delicious, and my family and visiting family loved it.

  1. Mince the shallots.
  2. Peel and core the apples. I used gala, and I’d suggest not using a tart apples.
  3. Chop the apples into dime sized pieces.
  4. Sauté the shallots and apples in a tsp of olive oil, just until the shallots are translucent.
  5. Prepare the stuffing as directed on the box.  As soon as the stuffing is finished (i.e. before it “sets”), gently toss the apple & shallot mixture with the stuffing mix, cover the pan again and let it sit while you prepare the pork chops.

At this point, you can decide if you want to split the pork chops. If they’re about an inch thick, you could butterfly them (slice them down the side to create a pocket).  I did this, but my pork chops weren’t an inch thick, so it wasn’t pretty LOL

I then stuffed the pocket with 1-2 tablespoons of stuffing mix.  Once they were done, I salt & peppered the tops of the chops and put them in a 350 oven for approximately 30 minutes.  Because the chops weren’t quit thick enough, though, I

As I was making 2 batches of these, the 2nd batch, I simply layered the stuffing mix into the bottom of a glass baking dish.  I placed the pork chops on top of the stuffing, sprinkled salt and pepper and put in a 350 oven for approximately 30 minutes. 

At 30 minutes, check them with a thermometer.  You don’t want to overcook the meat!

When they’re finished, take them out and cover with foil.  Until you’re ready to serve them, this will keep everything moist.  The stuffing will cling to the pork chops, so I  stuffing side up.  As with the previous batch, delicious!

Enjoy :)