Apple-Glazed Stuffed Pork Chops

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

  • prep time 30 min
  • total time 1 hr 35 min
  • ingredients 13
  • servings 4

Ingredients

Pork Chops

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

Stuffing

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

2
tablespoons sugar
1
tablespoon cornstarch
1
cup apple juice
2
tablespoons butter or margarine
  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. With sharp knife, make pocket in each pork chop by cutting into side of chop toward bone.
  • 2 In medium bowl, mix stuffing ingredients. Stuff each pocket with 1/4 of stuffing mixture; place chops in ungreased 13x9-inch pan. Bake uncovered 30 minutes.
  • 3 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.
  • 4 Pour glaze evenly over chops; bake uncovered 30 to 35 minutes longer or until pork is no longer pink in center.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Serving
    Calories
    540
    (
    Calories from Fat
    270),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    29g
    29%
    (Saturated Fat
    9g,
    9%
    Trans Fat
    1/2g
    1/2%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    125mg
    125%;
    Sodium
    450mg
    450%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    28g
    28%
    (Dietary Fiber
    2g
    2%
      Sugars
    18g
    18%
    ),
    Protein
    40g
    40%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    6%;
    Vitamin C
    6%;
    Calcium
    4%;
    Iron
    15%;
    Exchanges:
    1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    2
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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