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Apple & Apricot Stuffed Pork Chops

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.

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

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

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