Apple-Cranberry Stuffed

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Apples and cranberries make this a delish dish

Apple-Cranberry Stuffed Pork

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Yield: 4 serving

Difficulty Level: Medium

Ingredients:
  • 2 medium-sized tart apples
  • 1 cup finely chopped fresh spinach or 1 package (10 ounces) frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
  • 1/3 cup dried cranberries, chopped
  • 4 tablespoons apple juice, divided
  • 4 boneless pork loin chops, 1-inch thick (about 5 ounces each)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons butter
Directions:
  1. 1. Peel and chop one apple; leaving peel on second apple, thinly slice.
  2. 2. To prepare stuffing: In small bowl, mix chopped apple, spinach, cranberries and 1 tablespoon of the apple juice; toss to combine.
  3. 3. With very sharp knife, cut crosswise into each chop to form a pocket, taking care not to cut through.
  4. 4. Stuff each chop with about 1/4 cup of the stuffing. Season chops with salt and pepper.
  5. 5. In very large skillet, heat olive oil over medium high heat.
  6. 6. Add pork chops; cook until well browned, about 7 minutes per side. Remove to platter; cover to keep warm.
  7. 7. In skillet, heat butter over medium-high heat. Add sliced apples and remaining 3 tablespoons apple juice; cook until apples begin to soften, about 5 minutes.
  8. 8. Serve with chops.

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