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Apple Stuffed Pork Chops

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  Unsalted butter/Margarine 1 Tablespoon
  Celery stalks 2 , finely chopped to make 1 cup
  Yellow onion 1 Small, chopped to make 1/2 cup
  Granny smith apple 1 , peeled, cored and chopped to make 1 cup
  White bread slices 2 , cut into 1/2 inch cubes
  Chopped walnuts 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Dark raisins 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Packed light brown sugar 1 Tablespoon
  Cider vinegar 1 Teaspoon
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon (Adjust Quantity As Per Taste)
  Ground nutmeg 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Bone in pork loin chops 32 Ounce (4 Pieces, 8 Ounce Each, 1 Inch Thick)
  Olive oil 1 Tablespoon
  Cold water 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  All purpose flour 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Granny smith apple 1 , unpeeled, cored and cut into thin slices (For Garnish)
  Parsley sprigs 4 (For Garnish)

1. ln a 12-inch nonstick skillet, melt the butter over moderate heat. Add the celery and onion and saute for 5 minutes or until crisp-tender. Stir in the apple and cook 2 minutes longer or until lightly browned. Mix in the bread cubes, walnuts, raisins, sugar, vinegar, 1/4 teaspoon of the salt, and the nutmeg, then remove from the heat.
2. With a sharp pointed knife, horizontally cut a pocket in each chop, cutting towards the bone. Stuff the pockets with the apple mixture and close tightly with toothpicks. Sprinkle the chops with the remaining 1/4 teaspoon of salt.
3. In the same skillet, heat the oil over moderately high heat. Brown the chops for 5 minutes on each side. Add 1 3/4 cups of the water, bring to a boil, lower the heat, cover, and simmer for 35 minutes or until tender. Transfer the chops to a warm platter, reserving the pan drippings; remove the toothpicks.
4. In a cup, whisk the flour and remaining 1/4 cup of water. Stir the mixture into the pan drippings, bring to a boil, and cook, uncovered, for 2 minutes, then spoon over the chops. Garnish with the apple slices and parsley sprigs if you wish. Serve with Sweet Potato Fries.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Main Dish
Cook Time: 
45 Minutes

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 731 Calories from Fat 331

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 37 g56.6%

Saturated Fat 10.9 g54.5%

Trans Fat 0.2 g

Cholesterol 198.6 mg66.2%

Sodium 445.7 mg18.6%

Total Carbohydrates 37 g12.2%

Dietary Fiber 4.5 g18%

Sugars 19.2 g

Protein 61 g122.7%

Vitamin A 5.9% Vitamin C 4.1%

Calcium 8.1% Iron 15.3%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Apple Stuffed Pork Chops Recipe