Cranberry-Apple Stuffed Pork Chops
Prep: 40 minutes
Bake: 25 minutes • Serves: 6
1large Golden Delicious apple, peeled, cored and cut into 1/2-inch pieces (about 1-1/2 cups)
1cup less-sodium chicken broth
4tablespoons unsalted butter
1 package (6 ounces) unprepared stuffing mix for pork
3/4cup dried cranberries
6(1-inch-thick) bone-in pork loin rib chops
1/2teaspoon ground black pepper
1.Preheat oven to 400°. Line large rimmed baking pan with aluminum foil; spray foil with nonstick cooking spray. In small saucepot, add apple, broth and butter; heat to boiling over medium-high heat. Stir in stuffing mix and cranberries. Remove saucepot from heat; cover and let stand 5 minutes. With fork, fluff stuffing. Makes about 4-1/4 cups.
2.Meanwhile, with sharp knife, carefully slice each pork chop horizontally all the way to the bone to form a pocket. Sprinkle both sides of pork chops with salt and pepper. Place heaping e cup stuffing in pocket of each pork chop. Place pork chops on prepared pan.
3.Bake pork chops 25 to 30 minutes or until internal temperature of stuffing reaches 165° and pork reaches 145°.
Approximate nutritional values per serving:
455 Calories, 20g Fat (10g Saturated), 81mg Cholesterol,
763mg Sodium, 38g Carbohydrates, 2g Fiber, 24g Protein