Savory Apple Stuffed Pork Chops are tender, juicy, and filled with the warm Fall flavors of apple, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and a touch of sea salt.
Savory Apple Stuffed Pork Chops
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Hi, everyone! It’s Kim from Berly’s Kitchen, and I’m back to share another one of our favorite recipes with you. It was a crazy busy Summer at our house, so I’m excited that Fall is here and ready for things slow down a bit. Fall is my absolute favorite time of year because the weather cools off, the leaves change color, and it gives me an excuse to bake.
Instead of baking a pie or cake to share with you, John and I wanted to make a Fall inspired pork chop recipe. This Savory Apple Stuffed Pork Chops recipe has all the goodness you’d expect from pork chops. They are super flavorful, tender, and juicy. However, tucked into the inside are tart apples that have been tossed in a mixture of savory spices. You wouldn’t believe how good these savory apple stuffed pork chops smelled as they cooked.
I have to admit, I was a little worried that the apples would be too sweet, but their tartness balanced perfectly with the meat. The spice mixture is something similar to an apple pie spice with a touch of sea salt. We decided to grill the pork chops first, so they’d have the pretty grill marks. If you don’t have a grill, no worries. Cooking them in a cast iron pan to start works just fine.
If you’ve got meat eaters in your house like we do in ours, you’ll want to change up the routine and give these Savory Apple Stuffed Pork Chops a try. You’ll be happy you did!
Here are a few tips to make sure the pork chops cook evenly:
- Purchase the pork chops pre-butterflied. This ensures that the meat is cut evenly on both sides and saves you time.
- Cut the apples into small, uniform pieces. If the apples are different sizes, they won’t bake at the same rate. If the apples are too big, they won’t cook all the way through and will be crunchy.
- Don’t overfill the pork chops with the apple filling.
- Start by cooking the pork chops on the stovetop to get a nice sear on the outside. Then transfer to the oven to finish baking the remainder of the way.
- Let the meat rest for several minutes before slicing into it to keep the juices from running out.
Make this a full meal by adding the following:
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Savory Apple Stuffed Pork Chops
- 1 lb. Boneless Pork Chops butterflied
- 1 Large Apple peeled and diced
- 1/2 Tsp. Cinnamon
- 1/4 Tsp. Sea Salt
- 1/8 Tsp. Black Pepper
- 1/8 Tsp. Nutmeg
- 1/8 Tsp. Ginger
- 2 Tsp. Pork Seasoning
- kitchen twine
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees, and preheat a grill, griddle, or oven-safe skillet over medium-high heat.
- In a small bowl, combine the diced apple, cinnamon, sea salt, pepper, nutmeg, and ginger. Set aside.
- Season the pork chops with the pork seasoning and place 1-2 spoonfuls of apple onto one side of the pork chop.
- Fold the pork chop over to close and use the kitchen twine to tie shut.
- Sear both sides of the pork chops on the griddle for 3-5 minutes on each side. Then transfer the chops to the oven for an additional 30-40 minutes to finish cooking.
- Remove from the oven and let rest for about 10 minutes. Cut off the kitchen twine and serve immediately.
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