Apple Cranberry Stuffed Pork Chops with Sauteed Apples
Serve this family-friendly pork dish when apples are in peak season during the fall.
  • Makes: 4 servings
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Difficulty Rating: Easy

  • Nutrition Highlights: The apples and spinach featured in this recipe provide lots of cancer-fighting antioxidant power.

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  1. Peel and chop 1 apple; leaving peel on second apple, thinly slice. 

  2. To prepare stuffing: In small bowl, mix chopped apple, spinach, cranberries and 1 tablespoon of the apple juice; toss to combine.

  3. With very sharp knife, cut crosswise into each chop to form a pocket, taking care not to cut through.

  4. Stuff each chop with ¼ cup of the stuffing. Season chops with salt and pepper. 

  5. In very large skillet, heat olive oil over medium-high heat. Add pork chops; cook until well browned, about 7 minutes per side. Remove to platter; cover to keep warm.

  6. In skillet, heat butter over medium-high heat. Add sliced apples and remaining 3 tablespoons apple juice; cook until apples begin to soften, about 5 minutes. Serve with chops.

Nutrition Facts (per serving): Calories – 648, Fat – 24.5g, Dietary Fiber – 2.8g, Protein – 87.5g, Vitamin A – 19%, Vitamin C –23%, Iron – 24%.

**Nutrition information is calculated using an online calorie calculator. Variations may exist. Values are based on a 2,000-calorie diet.