In this between time between Thanksgiving and Christmas we entertain a lot of family and friends and I’m always on the search for a good recipe that’s easy and delicious. I’m sure I’ve found one that you will enjoy for many years to come. It’s the perfect recipe to serve to guests when you are short on time but want to serve an elegant dish. From the first time I tried it I knew it would be ending up in my “favorites” recipe book. I hadn’t made it for awhile but recently made it for my parents and my mother in law. My mom and mother in law are both excellent cooks and they enjoyed it tremendously.
See you next month. Meet me in the kitchen.
Lisa Breithaupt, The Gourmet Librarian
Pork Chops with Apples and Stuffing
6 boneless pork chops (I put 8 in my huge casserole dish, pork chops with bones also work fine)
1 T. oil
21 oz can apple pie filling
6 oz package of stuffing mix prepared
Directions: Brown the chops in oil. Grease a casserole dish (9 X 13 is recommended). Spread the canned apples in the bottom of the dish. Place the chops on top of the apples. Prepare the stuffing according to the box directions. Spoon the stuffing over the chops. Cover dish with aluminum foil. Bake at 350 degrees for approximately 1 hour. Uncover and bake for 10 minutes more.
Serve by using a spatula to scoop out a chop with both a generous serving of apples underneath and the stuffing on top. I usually serve with green beans or asparagus and a salad. To cut preparation time I do not prepare the stuffing on the stove. I use very hot tap water and mix it up in a bowl. It will cook during the baking process. I also stir a cup of Craisins in the stuffing as I prepare it. The Craisins give an additional sweetness and makes the dish look festive for the holidays. Enjoy !!