Apple Stuffed Pork Chops

Total Time
1hr 25mins
Prep 25 mins
Cook 1 hr

This is a great dish, especially in the Fall when you can pick fresh apples and get the cider from an orchard. Recipe can be doubled or tripled.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. For Chops: Cut a pocket in each chop from rib side, widening pocket without cutting through chop.
  2. Shred 1 tsp orange peel, (for sauce),set aside.
  3. Squeeze orange, reserving juice.
  4. In medium saucepan, melt butter.
  5. Add onion and cook until tender.
  6. Remove from heat.
  7. Stir in bread crumbs, apple, and 1 Tbsp orange juice.
  8. Add sage and pepper; fill pockets with stuffing.
  9. Brush both sides of chops with some of remaining orange juice.
  10. Place in 8" square baking dish.
  11. Bake in 325* oven for 50-60 minutes, or until meat is no longer pink.
  12. Baste chops occasionally with orange juice.
  13. Serve with cider sauce and garnish with fresh sage, if desired.
  14. Cider Sauce: In small saucepan, melt butter.
  15. Stir in cornstarch and cinnamon, mixing well.
  16. Gradually stir in apple cider.
  17. Add raisins and orange peel; cook, stirring constantly over medium heat until thickened and bubbly, about 3-4 minutes.
  18. Serve with apple stuffed chops.
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There is a hefty preparation time for this dish. Look for two hours before putting the chops into the oven. I made six chops, but I more than tripled the recipe, using 1/4 cup chopped onion and 2 cups of chopped apples. Instead of unseasoned breadcrumbs, I used Garlic & Herb crumbs. When I ran out of Orange juice for basting, I used some Sunny-D that I had in the fridge. I made the sauce without raisins. It tasted pretty good.