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Pork Chops with Apples & Stuffing

If you are looking for a different way to make pork chops, look no further!  Easy too!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time50 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Comfort Foods, Everyday Meals, Pork
Cuisine: American
Keyword: apples, pork chops, stuffing recipe
Servings: 6
Calories: 1464kcal

Ingredients

  • 6 thick 1 - 1 1/2-inch thick boneless center-cut loin pork chops (see NOTES)
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 cans 21 oz each apple pie filling, preferably with a hint of cinnamon (see NOTES)

STUFFING

  • 1 1/4 cups water
  • 5 tbsp 1/3 cup unsalted butter
  • 2 tbsp dehydrated onions -OR- 1 small onion chopped
  • 1 tsp chicken base i.e. Better Than Bouillon
  • 3 - 3 1/2 cups seasoned stuffing mix i.e. Pepperidge Farm in the blue bag
  • 1 tbsp parsley

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray or grease a 13 x 9-inch baking pan.
  • Heat a large skillet over high heat. Add the oil and pork chops. Brown well on each side.
  • To make the stuffing, boil the water and butter in a large saucepan. Mix in the chicken base and the onion; stir well and add the stuffing mix. Start with the lowest amount of dried stuffing; remove from heat and let it sit for 5 minutes. If it seems to wet after it sits for 5 minutes, add additional stuffing mix. The stuffing should be moist but NOT wet.
  • Spread pie filling in the bottom of the prepared baking dish. Place the pork chops on top of the apples.
  • Divide the stuffing into 6 equal portions. Place a portion on top of each pork chop, pressing it down to cover the top of the chop.
  • Cover pan with foil and bake for 35-40 minutes. Remove foil and bake for an additional 10-15 minutes until stuffing is browned and chops reach 160 degrees F internally.

Notes

You could probably substitute bone-in chops, but they would have to be thick.
If your pie filling doesn't taste like it has cinnamon in it, add 1/8-1/4 tsp to each can. The hint of spice really takes this meal to the next level.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 1464kcal | Carbohydrates: 248g | Protein: 33g | Fat: 37g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Cholesterol: 51mg | Sodium: 4016mg | Potassium: 791mg | Fiber: 10g | Sugar: 49g | Vitamin A: 406IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 261mg | Iron: 11mg