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Pork Chops with Apples and Stuffing

  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 1 hr 25 min
  • Servings 4

Apples and stuffing mix provides a wonderful addition to these pork chops - perfect for dinner. MORE + LESS -

Ingredients

1/2
teaspoon butter or margarine, softened
2
unpeeled red baking apples, sliced
2
teaspoons all-purpose flour
1
teaspoon packed brown sugar
1/4
teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2
teaspoon seasoned salt
4
bone-in pork loin chops, 3/4 inch thick (about 2 lb), trimmed
1
cup apple juice or apple cider
2
tablespoons butter or margarine
1 1/2
cups stuffing mix for pork or chicken (from 12-oz box or 8- or 12-oz canister)
1/4
cup sweetened dried cranberries
1
tablespoon chopped fresh parsley

Steps

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  • 1
    Heat oven to 375°F. Brush 1/2 teaspoon butter in bottom of 13x9-inch (3-quart) glass baking dish. Spread apple slices in dish. In small bowl, mix flour, brown sugar and cinnamon; sprinkle over apples. Sprinkle seasoned salt on both sides of pork; place pork over apples.
  • 2
    In 2-quart saucepan, heat apple juice and 2 tablespoons butter to boiling over medium-high heat. Stir in stuffing mix and cranberries. Cover; remove from heat. Let stand 5 minutes. Fluff mixture with fork. Scoop 1/2 cup stuffing onto each pork chop.
  • 3
    Spray sheet of foil with cooking spray; place sprayed side down over baking dish. Bake 40 to 50 minutes. Uncover; bake 5 to 10 minutes longer or until pork is no longer pink in center and meat thermometer inserted in center reads 160°F. Sprinkle with parsley. To serve, lift pork chops with stuffing to serving plates; serve apples on the side.

Expert Tips

  • Dried cherries can be substituted for the dried cranberries.
  • Red Rome, Cortland and Braeburn are varieties of apples that work well in this recipe.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
520
Calories from Fat
180
% Daily Value
Total Fat
20g
31%
Saturated Fat
9g
43%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
120mg
39%
Sodium
680mg
28%
Potassium
690mg
20%
Total Carbohydrate
48g
16%
Dietary Fiber
3g
15%
Sugars
23g
Protein
38g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
6%
6%
Vitamin C
6%
6%
Calcium
4%
4%
Iron
15%
15%
Exchanges:
2 Starch; 1 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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