Apple-Raisin Stuffed Pork Chops

Recipe by Rita1652
READY IN: 2hrs
SERVES: 6
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 1
    cup apple juice
  • 12
    cup sun-maid dried apple (cut in chunks)
  • 12
    cup sun-maid seedless raisin
  • 12
    cup chopped walnuts
  • 2
    tablespoons fine dry breadcrumbs
  • 1
    tablespoon sugar
  • 2
    tablespoons dry white wine
  • 1
    tablespoon lemon juice
  • 12
    teaspoon ground ginger
  • 6
    pork loin chops, cut 1 inch thick seasoned with salt pepper thyme
  • 2
    tablespoons cooking oil
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DIRECTIONS

  • In saucepan combine apple juice and apples; simmer, covered, for 25 minutes.
  • Remove from heat.
  • Add raisins and let stand 5 minutes; drain, reserving liquid.
  • Combine cooked fruit mixture, walnuts, and bread crumbs.
  • Stir together sugar, wine, lemon juice, and ginger.
  • Add to bread mixture, tossing lightly to moisten.
  • Cut pockets in fat side of seasoned chops, cutting lengthwise to bone.
  • Spoon about 1/3 cup of the stuffing mixture into each pocket.
  • If necessary, use wooden picks to hold pockets closed.
  • In large skillet brown chops in hot oil.
  • Place chops in 13x9x2-inch baking pan.
  • Sprinkle chops with a little salt and pepper.
  • Add ¼ cup reserved apple liquid to pan, adding water if necessary.
  • Bake chops, covered, in 350°F oven for 1 hour.
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