Fruited Pork Chops

"A delicious way to dress up pork chops!"
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Ready In:
1hr 15mins


  • 8 pork chops or 8 pork loin
  • 4 cups dry bread, cubes
  • 2 medium apples, chopped
  • 1 cup shredded cheese (optional)
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 12 cup butter, melted
  • 12 - 1 cup orange juice
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon


  • Place pork chops in a 9x13" pan.
  • (Spray pan with cooking spray, if desired).
  • Season with salt and pepper.
  • Combine remaining ingredients, using orange juice to achieve desired moistness.
  • Spread dressing evenly over pork chops.
  • Bake uncovered at 350 for 1 hour.
  • This can be made early in the day and refrigerated until cooking time.

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  1. This was very easy to put together, and is a perfect "comfort food". The apple/cheese cinnamon combo is perfect.I used one very large Mutsu apple (left peel on), 1 cup of cheddar cheese, and about 1 cup of Orange Juice. I did not use the full teaspoon of salt, just a sprinkle when seasonning meat. I had 7 chops, made this in my lasagna pan, and the hour cooking time was perfect.
  2. I sure hope someone else does this like it's supposed to be done. I had a thick chop; hate raisins and the top came off of my cinnamon while sprinkling. I had to take the stuffing off the top so the chop could cook extra (really thick chop), so I added more orange juice and a little fresh ginger. I put apricots in place of the raisins, but it's very hard to divide a recipe like this into eighths. With all of that, it was delicious. It wasn't the best I've eaten, but i'll try again, but with a normal chop or two; and make sure the top is on my cinnamon; and be able to measure correctly. Definitely a keeper (just try not to substitute every other ingredient like i did)


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