Cranberry-Apple Stuffed Pork Chops
Active Time: 40 minutes • Total Time: 1 hour • Serves: 6
Schnucks nonstick cooking spray
1 large Golden Delicious apple, peeled, cored and cut into 1/2-inch pieces (about 1-1/2 cups)
1 cup less-sodium chicken broth
4 tablespoons Schnucks unsalted butter
1 package (6 ounces) unprepared Schnucks stuffing mix for pork
3/4 cup Schnucks dried cranberries
6 (1-inch-thick) thick cut bone-in pork loin rib chops
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Line large rimmed baking pan with aluminum foil; spray foil with nonstick cooking spray. In 2- to 3-quart saucepan, add apple, broth and butter; heat to boiling over medium-high heat. Stir in stuffing mix and cranberries. Remove saucepan from heat; cover and let stand 5 minutes. With fork, fluff stuffing. Makes about 4-1/4 cups.
2. Meanwhile, with sharp knife, carefully slice each pork chop horizontally all the way to the bone to form a pocket. Sprinkle both sides of pork chops with salt and pepper. Place heaping 2/3 cup stuffing in pocket of each pork chop. Place pork chops on prepared pan.
3. Bake pork chops 20 to 25 minutes or until internal temperature of stuffing and pork reaches 165°F.
Each serving: about 455 calories, 20 g total fat (10 g saturated), 81 mg cholesterol, 763 mg sodium, 38 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 16 g sugars, 24 g protein