Apple and Almond Stuffed Pork Chops are a delicious way to use leftover stuffing. Apples and Almonds are great flavor pairings with pork.
So I love stuffed pork chops. Our local grocery store sells them in the meat department. But since I like to know what’s in my food, I had to figure out how to make them myself.
Since I already make my own stuffing from scratch, I started there.
Stuffed pork chops need a pocket cut into the meat for you to stuff the filling. The butcher in your grocery store can help you with this. All you have to do is ask. They would be glad to help you.
Stuffed pork chops are a great use of leftover stuffing from Thanksgiving. Having the stuffing already made makes this recipe super easy. You really can use any stuffing. But if you are needing a recipe, I have one here on the blog.
I am not really good at winging it when it comes to cooking. I have a hard time knowing what flavors go together. I found this website that helps me with that. It’s call FoodPairing. You choose your main food and then it gives a list of foods that pair with the flavor of the first food. I hopped onto the site and saw that almonds and apples pair well with pork. So I added those to my stuffing.
The flavors all went so well together. These pork chops turned out incredibly delicious. I love that I know what’s in them and they are as good as the store bought stuffed pork chops.
- 4 Pork Chops (with pockets cut into them)
- 2 cups Cornbread Stuffing
- 1/2 apple, chopped
- 1/4 cup sliced almonds
- 2 Tbsp olive oil
- Preheat oven to 350.
- In a medium bowl mix stuffing, chopped apples, and sliced almonds.
- Stuff 1/4 of the mixture in pocket of pork chop. Smash as much as you can in and allow it to spill out. Pack the remaining on top. Repeat for the 3 other pork chops.
- In a oven safe skillet, heat olive oil.
- Place pork chops in skillet. Cook for about 5 minutes or until pork chop is browned on one side.
- Flip and put skillet in oven. Cook for about 20 minutes or until meat has an internal temperature of 160.
- Allow to cool for 5 to 10 minutes.
You can use boxed or leftover stuffing.
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Serving Size:1 pork chop
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 618Total Fat: 36gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 24gCholesterol: 132mgSodium: 613mgCarbohydrates: 27gFiber: 4gSugar: 3gProtein: 45g
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