Stuffed Pork Chops with Apple Dressing
"This makes enough stuffing for 6 pork chops, but I usually only make two pork chops. What I don’t use to stuff the chops I add to a lightly greased 2-3 cup casserole dish, and bake it along with the chops the last 30 minutes. If you make more than 2 pork chops, your baking time may be slightly longer. You can use beef or vegetable broth instead of the chicken. The broth helps keep the pork chops moist so they do not dry out too much, and makes them favorable also."
- Serving Size: 1 (489.7 g)
- Calories 396.7
- Total Fat - 27.4 g
- Saturated Fat - 15.8 g
- Cholesterol - 147.1 mg
- Sodium - 1411.3 mg
- Total Carbohydrate - 17.3 g
- Dietary Fiber - 3.8 g
- Sugars - 8.4 g
- Protein - 22 g
- Calcium - 152.4 mg
- Iron - 3.5 mg
- Vitamin C - 5.9 mg
- Thiamin - 0.2 mg
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In a skillet over medium heat,melt the butter; add the onion and celery and cook until tender…about 5 minutes.
Meanwhile, with sharp knife, form a pocket in the chops by cutting horizontally through each chop almost to the bone. (The butcher can do this for you too)
Remove skillet from heat and stir in diced bread, chopped apple, beaten egg, poultry seasoning, salt and pepper.
Stuff the pork chops with the dressing. Add left over dressing to a lightly greased 2-3 cup baking dish and cover with foil; set aside.
Wipe out the skillet and add a couple of teaspoons of cooking oil. In the oiled skillet over medium heat, add the stuffed chops to the skillet. Cook one at a time, if necessary. Sprinkle chops with salt and pepper. Cook until browned on both sides, turning once with a spatula.
While the pork chops are browning, add the broth and a bay leaf to a 9x9 inch-baking pan or casserole dish, or one that the chops will fit in.
Add the lightly cooked, stuffed chops into the baking pan. Cover with foil and bake in a 350-degree oven for 35-45 minutes or until fork tender. (Add the small casserole dish of dressing at this time, if wanted.)
Strain liquid to make gravy or just spoon juice over pork chops for extra moisture.
Tips & Variations
No special items needed.