Apple-Stuffed Pork Chops


Apple-Stuffed Pork Chops


Quantity Ingredients
5 tbsp port or other sweet red wine, divided
2 cups diced peeled Granny Smith apple
2/3 cup chopped pitted dried plums
1/4 cup chopped pistachios
2 tbsp chopped fresh or 2 teaspoons dried thyme
2 tsp brown sugar
8 6-ounce lean bone-in center-cut pork chops (about 3/4 inch thick), trimmed
1 tsp salt, divided
1/2 tsp black pepper
Cooking spray
3 tbsp all-purpose flour
1 (14 1/2-ounce) can fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth


Combine 2 tablespoons port, apple, and next 4 ingredients (apple through sugar), stirring well.

Cut a horizontal slit through thickest portion of each pork chop to form a pocket. Stuff about 1/4 cup apple mixture into each pocket. Sprinkle pork evenly with 1/2 teaspoon salt and pepper.

Heat a large nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray over medium-high heat; add 4 pork chops. Cook 7 minutes on each side or until done. Remove pork from pan; keep warm. Repeat procedure with remaining pork.

Combine 1/2 teaspoon salt and flour in a medium bowl, stirring with a whisk. Gradually add 3 tablespoons port and broth, stirring with a whisk. Add mixture to pan, scraping pan to loosen browned bits. Bring to a simmer over low heat; cook 5 minutes or until thick, stirring constantly. Serve sauce with pork.

Yield 8 servings.

Nutrition information (one serving: 1 pork chop and about 3 tablespoons sauce): CALORIES 242; FAT 7.7g ; IRON 1.4mg; CHOLESTEROL 58mg; CALCIUM 44mg; CARBOHYDRATE 18.5g; SODIUM 429mg; PROTEIN 23.6g; FIBER 2g