Monday, October 6, 2008
Meal Planner Monday: Fall Favorites - Pork Chops with Apple Stuffing
This is the 1st in a series on some of my favorite "fall" recipes. They are not necessarily low-fat, like I try to have, but, I only make them once a year, so I figure it is all right...
I did make this recipe this past weekend. Mine didn't look as "pretty" as these, but they were very yummy
Apple Stuffed Pork Chops
1 medium onion, chopped
6 Tbsp butter - I cut back to 4 Tbsp and add a tiny bit of water to make the stuffing stick together
4 slices raisin bread, crumbled - or I use regular bread and add in a small handful of raisins
1-2 large apples, chopped
1/4 cup parsley
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1/2 tsp thyme
1 egg, beaten
4 double pork chops, 1 1/2 " thick
Saute onions in butter. Add bread crumbs, apple, parsley, salt, pepper, and egg. Mix well. Fill chops with stuffing and fasten. Cook in skillet until brown. Add 1/2 cup water and bring to a boil, reduce heat, cover. Simmer 40 min until tender. Remove pork chops to platter. Sprinkle 2 Tbsp flour into pan drippings. Stir until smooth. Stir in 1 cup apple cider (can substitute apple juice). Cook until gravy thickens. Bake excess stuffing on apple halves.