Prize-Winning Pork Chops with Apples and Stuffing is a recipe that is SUPER simple to make, and your family will love it. This is a great recipe to do when you need more time. The sweetness of the apples compliments the boneless chops and savory stuffing.
I found this recipe in the Taste of Home magazine, and it won a monthly prize for best submitted dinner ideas. What got my attention was that the original recipe only had four ingredients. Yes, four. I changed a few things to the recipe because it made it even better.
The best thing about this recipe is that you’re eating dinner and dessert simultaneously. It’s an easy dinner recipe that the whole family will love.
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Here’s the Prize-Winning Pork Chops with Apples and Stuffing Recipe
6 one-inch thick boneless pork loin chops
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 six-ounce box of stuffing mix
1 can (20 ounce) apple pie filling with cinnamon
Kosher salt and black pepper
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In a large skillet, add olive oil and boneless pork chops. Season pork chops with salt and pepper on both sides. Brown pork loins on both sides over medium-high heat in the hot skillet. A quick sear cook time takes about 4 minutes on each side.
While pork chops are browning, prepare stuffing according to the package instructions.
Place apple pie filling in a greased 9 x 13 inch baking dish in a single layer. When the pork chops are browned on both sides, place pork chops on top of the apple mixture. Once the stuffing is done, evenly add the stuffing on top of the pork chops.
Cover and bake the dish at 350 degrees for 35 minutes. Then uncover the dish and bake for another 10 minutes.
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Prize-Winning Pork Chops with Apples and Stuffing is a recipe that's simple to make and your family will love it!
- 6 one-inch thick boneless pork loin chops
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 six-ounce box of stuffing mix
- 1 can (20 ounces) apple pie filling with cinnamon
- Salt and black pepper
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- In a large skillet, add olive oil and pork chops. Season both sides of the pork chops with salt and pepper. Brown pork loins on both sides over medium-high heat.
- While pork chops are browning, prepare stuffing accordind to the package instructions.
- Place apple pie filling in a greased 9 x 13 inch baking dish. When the pork chops are browned on both sides, put them on top of the filling. Once the stuffing is done, evenly add the stuffing on top of the pork chops.
- Cover and bake the dish at 350 degrees for 35 minutes. Then uncover the baking dish and bake with another 10 minutes.
- Serve hot.
Tips to making Pork Chops with Apples Recipe
- The only thing I changed in the above recipe was adding seasoning the pork chops. The original recipe didn’t do this, and it needed it.
- The best way to make the stuffing is to add chopped onion and celery while cooking the stuffing.
- If you can’t find apple pie filling with cinnamon, simply add a bit of cinnamon to the apples when you lay them in the baking dish.
- If you love cheddar cheese on your apple pie, then adding cheddar cheese to the stuffing might make you happy. Really happy.
- One of the recipe’s reviewers, sautéed the apple pie filling with two tablespoons of brown sugar and two tablespoons of butter before putting it in the baking dish. The brown sugar mixture gives the dish more sweetness.
- Try different flavors of stuffing mix to vary the taste occasionally.
- You can substitute bone-in pork chops for boneless pork chops.
- Make sure the thick pork chops are cooked all the way through before serving.
- You can serve other vegetables with this dish, like sweet potatoes.
- Be sure to plate each pork chop with enough apple slices to get the sweet side in every bite.
- You can add your favorite seasoning to both sides of the pork chops.
- You can also make your own apple pie filling made with Granny Smith apples or Fuji apples.
- The pork chops could also be seared in chicken broth or melt butter instead.
- Taste the recipe and add a pinch of salt to the pork chops with apples recipe if you need more flavor.
- Serve this meat dish with mashed potatoes or a side salad for a complete meal.
How long does this pork chop recipe last when in the refrigerator?
Bring pork chops to room temperature before refrigerating. When stored in an airtight container, leftover pork chops will last up to 3 days in the refrigerator. This easy recipe won’t last that long!
How to Make Apple Pie Filling with Sliced Apples
What you need to make this recipe:
First, you’ll need a 9 x 13-inch pan. I used a ceramic one like this one because I stopped cooking my food in metal and only use chemical-free cookware.
If you like this dish, you might want to load up on apple pie filling, and this Amish Apple Pie Filling looks scrumptious.
Let me know in the comments below if you tried pork chops with apples and stuffing and your thoughts on the recipe. I think this will be one of your favorite pork chop recipes.
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