Pork Chops With Apple And Prunes
|Pork rib chops||4 , with pocket cut in fat side (3/4-Inch Thick)|
|Green apple||1⁄2 , peeled and thinly sliced|
|Prunes||8 , pitted and chopped|
|Grated lemon rind||1⁄2|
Fill each pocket in chops with two slices of apple and some chopped prunes mixed with lemon rind.
Close pocket with tooth picks and place chops in a roasting pan.
Preheat oven to hot and cook chops for 10 minutes, turn, cook for a further 10 minutes.
Reduce heat to moderately slow and cook for a further 25-30 minutes or until meat is tender.
Baste chops and turn occasionally during cooking.
Season with salt and pepper after cooking.
To serve, remove toothpicks from chops and place on a serving dish.
Keep chops warm and make gravy from the pan juices if desired.