Apple & Apricot Stuffed Pork Chops

Recipe submitted by Matt Rader, Associate Brand Director, Schick Intuition.


Apple & Apricot Stuffed Pork Chops

This is a great-tasting and healthy way to spice up a classic pork chop, and is always a crowd pleaser. The good news is that it only looks difficult! Choose pork chops that are lean, or trim any fat before cooking.

Ingredients

  • 6 center-cut pork chops, 1 inch thick
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup chopped celery
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/4 cup each soft bread crumbs, instant oats
  • 1/2 cup chopped apple (skin on or peeled, whichever you prefer)
  • 1/3 cup golden or dark raisins
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ginger
  • 1/4 cup apricot preserves, sugar free

Preparation

  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  • Cut a deep, horizontal pocket in each chop.
  • In medium skillet, cook onion and celery in oil until crisp and tender.
  • Add bread crumbs, oats, apple, raisins, brown sugar, ginger and 2 tablespoons of the preserves; mix well.
  • Stuff each pork chop with about ¼ cup stuffing mixture.
  • Place in ungreased 13" x 9" baking dish and cover.
  • Bake at 325 degrees for 45 minutes.
  • Uncover the baking dish, spread top of chops with remaining 2 tablespoons of preserves.
  • Bake uncovered an additional 15-20 minutes or until pork chops are tender.

Each recipe yields 6 servings.

Nutritional Analysis (per serving)

  • 178 calories
  • 19 g protein
  • 9 g carbohydrates
  • 5 g fat (2 g saturated fat)
  • 25 mg calcium