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Pork Chops Stuffed With Apples and Dates

Per Serving

Pork Chops Stuffed With Apples and Dates

Makes: 8
Serving Size: 1 chop, plus 5 Tbsp. stuffing
Calories 230
Fat 10 g
Saturated Fat 2.8 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Carbohydrate 14 g
Fiber 2 g
Sugars 12 g
Cholesterol 60 mg
Sodium 45 mg (without added salt)
Protein 22 g
Choices: Fruit 1, Lean meat 3, Fat 1
  • Makes: 8
  • Serving Size: 1 chop, plus 5 Tbsp. stuffing
  • Preparation Time: 15 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 30 minute

Ingredients

2 Tbsp. sweet Madeira wine
2 cups chopped Gala apples, unpeeled
1/2 cup diced pitted dates
2 Tbsp. coarsely chopped walnuts
2 Tbsp. minced fresh thyme
1 tsp. honey
8 (4-oz.) lean boneless pork chops (about 3/4 to 1 inch thick)
Salt and pepper to taste
2 tsp. canola oil, divided

Directions

  1. Combine the wine with the apples, dates, walnuts, thyme, and honey.
  2. Make a horizontal slit in each pork chop. Stuff equal portions of the mixture into each chop.
  3. Sprinkle each chop with salt and pepper.
  4. Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add half the canola oil, and sear 4 of the chops for about 7 to 8 minutes per side. Add the remaining oil to the pan, and repeat with the remaining chops.
 
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