Easy baked stuffed pork chops with cranberry and apple filling are so full of flavor.
This is a dish that can easily be doubled. I love making meals that I can freeze for one of those busy nights when I don’t have time to cook.
If you watch for a sale, you can make this dish very frugally too. Also, I suggest a few items you may want to make the dish. They are highlighted and are affiliate links. I am always ready for Fall when it gets here. Although I love summer, cooler weather and comfort food are two of my favorite things.
Cranberries begin to be seen in the grocery store and I buy them up as soon as I see them. I enjoy using them in both sweet and savory dishes.
Here is a frugal tip – when the cranberries go on sale, buy a bunch of them and freeze them. They can be frozen in the bag that you purchase them in and will last for months. There is no need to defrost them when you uses them. Isn’t that great?
Here are a couple items you will need to make easy baked stuffed pork chops:
Skillet (I use a cast iron)
I served this dish over egg noodles that had a little butter on them. I didn’t add salt or pepper to the egg noodles, I felt there was enough seasoning on the pork cutlets.
The sweet from the apples and the tart from the cranberries is a perfect combination. Both of those ingredients go so well with the pork.
Easy Baked Stuffed Pork Chops with Cranberry and Apple
Pork chops stuffed with cranberries and apples. So easy to make and full of good for you ingredients.
- 2 TBL Olive Oil
- 1 Onion Chopped
- 1 Large Granny Smith Apple peeled, cored, diced
- 1cup Cranberries Fresh
- Salt and Pepper To Taste
- 4 Pork Chops Boneless
- 1/4 tsp Onion Powder
- 1/4 tsp Garlic Powder
Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Stir in the onion and apple; cook and stir for 5 minutes. Stir in the cranberries and continue cooking until the apple and onions have softened, about 5 minutes more. Season to taste with salt, pepper. Place cooked mixture in a bowl and allow to cool.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a small baking dish with cooking spray.
Cut a large pocket into the pork chops using a sharp, thin bladed knife. Stuff the cooled apple mixture into the pork chops, and secure with toothpicks if needed. Heat the remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Season the pork chops with salt, pepper, garlic powder and onion powder to taste, and place into the hot skillet. Cook on each side until browned, about 3 minutes, then transfer to a baking dish.
Bake in preheated oven until the pork is no longer pink in the center, about 15 minutes depending on the thickness of the pork chops.
**This recipe can easily be doubled. This dish freezes well and will be ready for you on those busy night. Watch for the pork to go on sale and make this a frugal meal
I love the color of this dish. It is so appealing. I just want to dig right in and get a plateful, don’t you?
Make sure you get a pork cutlet that is about 1 inch thick. These were about 1/2 to 3/4 inches thick and they were bit hard to make a pocket in .
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