Apple & Apricot Stuffed Pork Chops
Recipe submitted by Matt Rader, Associate Brand Director, Schick Intuition.
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.
- 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
- 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