stuffing crust pork chops

Stuffing Crust Pork Chops with Apples

Pork with apples is a classic combination. The addition of a stuffing crust keeps the chops succulent and tender.

I first had this dish in the 1970s, my step-mother had lived in Canada for a few years and this was one of her imported regulars.

This recipe is based on one by Betty Crocker, where the chops are roasted on a bed of spiced red apples.

stuffing crust pork chops

Stuffing Crust Pork Chops with Apples

Pork with apples is a classic combination. The addition of a stuffing crust keeps the chops succulent and tender.
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Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 1 hr 5 mins
Total Time 1 hr 25 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 587 kcal

Ingredients
  

For the chops:

  • ½ teaspoon Butter or margarine softened
  • 2 Red baking apples unpeeled and sliced
  • 2 tsp Plain flour
  • 1 tsp Brown sugar
  • ¼ tsp Ground cinnamon
  • ½ tsp Seasoned salt
  • 4 Pork loin chops bone-in, 3/4 inch thick, trimmed
  • 250 ml Apple juice or apple cider
  • 2 tbsp Butter or margarine

For the stuffing:

  • 200 g Stuffing mix
  • 1 Red apple peeled and diced, optional
  • 30 g Sweetened dried cranberries optional

To serve:

  • 1 tbsp Chopped fresh parsley

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 190°C/Fan 170°C/375°F. Brush 1/2 teaspoon butter over the bottom of a baking dish.
  • Spread apple slices in dish. In a small bowl, mix the flour, brown sugar and cinnamon and sprinkle over the apples. Sprinkle seasoned salt on both sides of the chops and place them over the apples.
  • In a medium saucepan, heat the apple juice and the butter to boiling over medium-high heat. Stir in the stuffing mix, diced apple and cranberries, if using. Cover and remove from the heat and let it stand for 5 minutes. Fluff the mixture with a fork, then scoop ¼ of the stuffing onto each chop.
  • Spray a sheet of foil with cooking spray and place sprayed side down over chops. Bake in the middle of the oven for 45 minutes. Remove the foil and bake for a further 10 minutes.
  • To serve, lift pork chops with stuffing to serving plates; serve apples on the side.

Nutrition

Calories: 587kcalCarbohydrates: 72gProtein: 35gFat: 18gSaturated Fat: 8gFiber: 5gSugar: 30g
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