Apple Glazed Stuffed Pork Chops

Turn plain pork chops into something special with a cinnamon bread stuffing.

Yield

4 servings

Pork Chops Ingredients

4 pork rib or loin chops, 1 inch thick (about 2 1/2 pounds)

Stuffing Ingredients

2 slices cinnamon raisin bread, toasted, cut into cubes (about 1 cup)
1/2 cup chopped apple (1/2 medium)
1/2 cup chopped pecans
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon grated orange peel
1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
dash pepper
3 tablespoons orange juice

Glaze Ingredients

2 tablespoons granulated (white) sugar
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1 cup apple juice
2 tablespoons butter or margarine

Directions

Preheat oven to 350°F (177°C). With sharp knife, make pocket in each pork chop by cutting into side of chop toward bone.

In medium bowl, mix stuffing ingredients. Stuff each pocket with 1/4 of stuffing mixture; place chops in ungreased 13 x 9-inch pan. Bake uncovered for 30 minutes.

Meanwhile, in 1-quart saucepan, mix sugar and cornstarch; stir in apple juice. Cook over medium-low heat, stirring frequently, until mixture boils and thickens. Remove from heat; stir in butter.

Pour glaze evenly over chops; bake uncovered 30 to 35 minutes longer or until pork is no longer pink in center.

Estimated Time

Preparation Time: 30 minutes
Bake Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 35 minutes

Additional Information

Pork chops need to be at least 1 inch thick to cut a pocket in them for stuffing. If the chops are thicker, they may need to bake a bit longer.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving: Calories 540 (Calories from Fat 270), Total Fat 29 g (Saturated Fat 9 g, Trans Fat 1/2 g), Cholesterol 125 mg; Sodium 450 mg; Total Carbohydrate 28 g (Dietary Fiber 2 g, Sugars 18 g), Protein 40 g; Exchanges: 1 Starch; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 1/2 Fat; Carbohydrate Choices: 2

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