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Apricot Stuffed Chops

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Ingredients
Double-rib pork chops - 6 to 8
Vacuum-packed corn with peppers - 1 can (12-ounce)
Fine dry bread crumbs - 1/2 cup
Onion - 1/4 cup, chopped
Salt - 1/2 teaspoon
Dried thyme leaves - 1/2 teaspoon, crushed
Ground sage - dash
Whole apricots - 1 can (30-ounce), drained
Steak sauce - 1 tablespoon, bottled
Salt - 1 teaspoon
Whole cloves - 1 teaspoon
Directions

GETTING READY
1) Preheat the oven to 350°F.
2) Insert the cloves into the apricots and keep aside.
3) Cut a deep pocket in each chop and season with salt and pepper.

MAKING
4) In a bowl, combine the corn, bread crumbs, onion, 1/2 teaspoon salt, thyme and sage together.
5) Spoon the stuffing lightly into pockets of all the chops.
6) In a 13x9x2-inch baking dish, arrange the chops in a single layer and cover tightly with foil.
7) Bake in the preheated oven for 30 minutes, then uncover and bake for another 45 minutes.
8) In a medium saucepan, boil the apricot syrup, steak sauce and 1 teaspoon salt together, until the liquid is reduced to 1/2 cup.
9) Add the apricots into the baking dish, then brush the chops and apricots with glaze.
10) Bake, uncovered for another 25 minutes.

SERVING
11) Garnish the Apricot Stuffed Chops with parsley, if desired and serve.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Appetizer
Method: 
Baked
Interest: 
Holiday, Gourmet
Ingredient: 
Pork
Preparation Time: 
20 Minutes
Cook Time: 
100 Minutes
Ready In: 
120 Minutes
Servings: 
8

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Apricot Stuffed Chops Recipe