Apple-Stuffed Pork Chops

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Ingredients:
• 1 tbsp (15 ml) chopped onion
• 1/4 cup (50 ml) butter
• 3 cups (750 ml) soft bread cubes
• 2 cups (500 ml) finely chopped apples
• 1/4 cup (50 ml) finely chopped celery
• 2 tsp (10 ml) minced fresh parsley
• 3/4 tsp (4 ml) salt, divided
• 6 bone-in pork loin chops
• 1/8 tsp (0.5 ml) pepper
• 1 tbsp (15 ml) vegetable oil

Method:
1. In small skillet, sauté onion in butter until tender. Remove from heat; add bread cubes, apples, celery, parsley and 1/4 tsp (1 ml) salt.

2. Cut pocket in each chop by making horizontal cut through meat almost to bone. Sprinkle inside and outside with pepper and remaining salt. Spoon stuffing loosely into pockets.

3. In large skillet, brown chops on both sides in oil. Place in large ungreased baking pan.

4. Cover and bake at 350 F (180 C) for 30 minutes. Uncover; bake for 30 minutes longer or until meat thermometer reads 160 F (71 C) when inserted into meat and juices run clear.

Per Serving
364 calories, 19 g total fat, 8 g saturated fat, 15 g carbohydrate, 107 mg cholesterol, 2 g fibre, 32 g protein

Serves 6

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