Pork Chops with Apple-Sage Stuffing

Apples and sage-scented stuffing made from an easy packaged mix cook with smoked chops, then rest overnight to marry flavors even more.

Pork Chops with Apple-Sage Stuffing

Make the Most of This Recipe: It is safe to place the fully cooked smoked pork chops over the stuffing and refrigerate overnight; the pork is thoroughly heated with the stuffing. Smoked pork chops are similar in color to ham.

Ingredient Substitutions: For more flavor, add an additional 1/2 teaspoon of crushed dried sage leaves to the stuffing. For moister stuffing, add 1/4 cup of additional apple juice.

Kitchen Tip: This recipe may be baked as directed on the recipe immediately after assembly.

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Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion (1 medium)
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced celery
  • 1 cup chopped apple
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1 cup apple juice
  • 1 (6 ounce) package sage and onion-seasoned one-step stuffing mix
  • 4 (4 ounce) boneless smoked pork chops
  • 2 tablespoons apple jelly

Instructions

  1. Spray 8-inch square (2-quart) glass baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. Melt butter in large skillet over medium heat. Add onion and celery; cook 3 to 4 minutes or until crisp-tender, stirring occasionally.
  3. Add apple, raisins and apple juice; cook 2 to 3 minutes or until mixture comes to a boil. Remove from heat; stir in stuffing mix.
  4. Spread mixture in sprayed baking dish. Top with pork chops. Cover with foil; refrigerate at least 8 hours or overnight.
  5. Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Bake covered for 30 minutes.
  6. Uncover baking dish; brush pork chops with jelly.
  7. Bake uncovered an additional 15 to 20 minutes or until pork chops are thoroughly heated.

Prep: 15 min | Yield: 4 servings

Nutrition Information: 1 Serving (1 Serving) Calories 510 o (Calories from Fat 125), Total Fat 14g o (Saturated Fat 5g, Cholesterol 65mg; Sodium 2210mg; Total Carbohydrate 68g o (Dietary Fiber 3g, o Sugars 30g), Protein 28g

Percent Daily Value*: Calcium

Exchanges: 3 Starch; 1 1/2 Fruit; 2 1/2 Lean Meat; 1 Fat

Carbohydrate Choices: 4 1/2

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

Recipe and photo used with permission from: Betty Crocker