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Cheddar, Bacon & Apple Stuffed Pork Chops

Category

Entrees

Servings

4

Prep Time

20 minutes

Cook Time

50 minutes

These pork chops feel fancy enough for a dinner party but come together so easily. Adding to the convenience, they can bake in the oven while the rest of the meal gets the stovetop.

Ingredients

  • 4 slices bacon, chopped
  • ¾ cup peeled, diced apple
  • 2 tablespoons shallots, minced
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh rosemary
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh sage
  • ¼ teaspoon salt, plus more for sprinkling
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper, plus more for sprinkling
  • 4 ounces Cabot Seriously Sharp Cheddar, shredded (about 1cup)

  • 4 (1½-inch thick) bone-in pork chops
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Directions

  1. PREHEAT oven to 375°F.
  2. COOK bacon in a large iron skillet or oven-proof nonstick skillet over medium-high heat until done. Add apple, shallots, rosemary, sage, salt, and ground black pepper; cook for another 3-4 minutes.
  3. TRANSFER mixture to a medium bowl keeping some pan drippings in pan. Add cheddar to apple mixture and stir to combine.
  4. CUT a horizontal slit in one side of each chop to form a pocket. Spoon stuffing mixture evenly into each pocket. Sprinkle salt and pepper evenly over both sides of the pork chop.
  5. COOK chops in pan drippings of hot skillet for 3-4 minutes on each side, or until browned. Transfer skillet to oven and bake for 30-35 minutes or until pork chops are cooked through.

Nutrition

Nutrition

per serving
Calories
500
Amount/Serving % Daily Value
Fat
26 grams
Saturated Fat
7 grams
Cholesterol
185 milligrams
Sodium
450 milligrams
Carbs
5 grams
Fiber
1 grams
Protein
59 grams
Calcium
160 milligrams