Cranberry and Apple Stuffed Pork Chops

READY IN: 1hr 5mins
YIELD: 2 chops




  • Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in skillet over medium heat.Stir in the onion and apple; cook and stir for 5 minutes.Stir in the cranberries and balsamic vinegar and continue cooking until the apple and onions have softened, about 5 minutes more.Season to taste with salt and pepper.Remove to plate and let cool.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degreesF.(175 degrees C.) Lightly grease a small baking dish.
  • Cut a large pocket into the pork chops using a sharp , thin bladed knife.Stuff the cooled apple mixture into the pork chops and secure with toothpicks if needed. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over med- high heat. Season the pork chops with salt and pepper to taste, and place in the hot skillet. Cook on each side until browned, about 3 minutes, then transfer to a baking dish. Top with remaining apple mixture, and cover the baking dish with aluminum foil.
  • Bake in preheated oven until the pork is no longer pink in the center,about 40 minutes depending on the thickness of the pork chops. Uncover and bake about 10 minutes longer until the apple mixtue has lightly browned around the edges.