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Apple Stuffed Pork Chops

hayhonkerhayhonker Posts: 576
edited 11:30AM in EggHead Forum
Got this from the foodnetwork website. Subbed Pineapple/Orange/Mango Nantucket Nectar for the recommended juice. These were awesome. Served with Sweet Corn Bread w/ bacon/cheddar/chives.

4 (1-inch thick) pork chops
2 slices bacon, roughly chopped
1 large sweet onion, 1/2 chopped and 1/2 in wedges
4 sprigs fresh thyme, stripped
2 teaspoons chopped fresh sage leaves
1 Granny Smith apple, peeled, cored and sliced thin
2 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature
1 1/2 cups plus 2 tablespoons pineapple-orange juice
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
Oil, for skillet
1 lemon, zested
2 teaspoons chopped flat-leaf parsley
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
Gently cut pockets into chops by slicing horizontally in the side. On a plate, place salt and pepper. Dredge chops in seasoning.
In a medium skillet over medium heat, saute the bacon, chopped onions, thyme, and sage until the bacon is almost crispy and
the onions are beginning to caramelize around the edges, about 10 minutes. Pour mixture into a bowl. Add apples, butter, 2
tablespoons of pineapple-orange juice and cinnamon. Season with salt and pepper. Stuff each chop with apple mixture and
hold together with skewers. In same skillet over medium-high heat, add enough oil to coat the pan and sear both sides of the
chops until golden brown, about 4 minutes per side. Add 1 cup pineapple-orange juice and remaining onion wedges around
the chops. Season with salt and pepper and bake until cooked through, about 20 to 25 minutes, depending on the thickness of
the chops, basting 2 to 3 times. Remove pork chops from pan and let rest 10 minutes. Add remaining pineapple-orange juice
and scrape up the brown bits that cling to the bottom of the pan. Bring the liquid to a simmer and cook until reduced by half,
about 5 minutes. Add lemon zest and parsley. Pour sauce over pork chops.


  • ZippylipZippylip Posts: 4,687
    lookin tasty there Jason, beer is lookin fine too
    happy in the hut
    West Chester Pennsylvania
  • LazydogsaloonLazydogsaloon Posts: 213
    Good looking cook and great looking beer.

    Lazydog B)
  • AnnaGAnnaG Posts: 1,104
    Those look so goooooodddd... Good job!
  • ZippylipZippylip Posts: 4,687
    speaking of beer, was I drinking some of them with you in Waldorf, or was that another lazydog :huh: ?
    happy in the hut
    West Chester Pennsylvania
  • vidalia1vidalia1 Posts: 7,092
    Great looking chops Jason...and Marc that is the same Luke LazyDog you were having beer with in Waldorf... :P
  • :) Second that opinion!
  • Lookin good and nice pics. Thanks for posting the recipe.

    Happily egging on my original large BGE since 1996... now the owner of 6 eggs. Call me crazy, everyone else does!
    3 Large, 2 Smalls, 1 well-used Mini
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