Pork Chops with Apples and Stuffing

Pork Chops With Apples and Stuffing – Easy Weeknight Meal.

If you are looking for something fast and easy to make on a busy weeknight that is still full of flavor and looks great, this Pork chops with apples and stuffing is the perfect choice.Pork Chops with apples and stuffing - recipesjust4u.com/pork-chops-with-apples-and-stuffing

The wholesome taste of cinnamon and apples is always a perfect accompaniment for pork chops. But adding the extra crunch of oven baked stuffing elevates this dish as well.  It is always a winner with my family and requires very little in the way of preparation.

A perfect choice for cool spring evenings, this recipe is sure to delight!

I make my own apples and cinnamon. It’s super easy to do, ( I make it earlier in the day and then assemble my casserole just before dinner time) but if you are pinched for time, you can just used canned apple filling with cinnamon.

Home made apple pie filling

After the apple filling is made, you just layer the dish and bake. A meat therometer helps to make sure your pork is cooked perfectly each time.
pork chops with apples and stuffing
 I use bone in pork chops for this recipe. I find that they are juicier than loin chops and don’t dry out in the oven. Add some steamed veggies or a tossed salad, and you will have a dish that your family will ask for again and again.Pork chops with Apples and Stuffing

 
Even if you don’t normally care for boxed stuffing dishes, give this one a try.  It really works to elevate the dish! 
 
Yield: 4

Pork Chops with Apples and Stuffing

Pork Chops with Apples and Stuffing
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes

Ingredients

  • 4 bone in pork chops
  • Pam cooking spray
  • 2 cups stove top stuffing mix
  • 1 cup water
  • For the apples: (you can also use canned apple filling if you wish)
  • 1/3 cup light brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Freshly ground nutmeg, to taste
  • 5 medium apples, peeled, cored and thinly sliced
  • 1 lemon, zested and juiced

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350º F.
  • In a saucepan, place the sliced apples, arrowroot, brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg and lemon juice and zest. Cook until the apples over medium heat until the sauce has thickened. Then reduce the heat to low and simmer for about 10 minutes. You don't want the apple too soft. They will continue cooking in the oven later. Set aside.
  • Brown the pork chops in a non stick frying pan over medium high heat. Once again, just until browned, since they will cook in the oven. Combine the stuffing mix with water.
  • Spread the prepared apple filling in a greased oven proof baking dish. Place the pork chops on top and spoon over the stuffing. Spray the stuffing with butter flavored Pam cooking spray. (I don't use butter in the stuffing mix, but if you do, you can omit the spray.)
  • Cover and bake for about 20 minutes. Uncover and bake a further 10 minutes until a meat thermometer reads 160 º F.
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