I decided to try making apple stuffed pork chops since the pork chops with cranberry stuffing turned out so well. I added in an easy to make gravy this time with apple cider in it.
Apple Stuffed Pork Chops
2 thick cut pork chops
2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1/2 cup herb stuffing
1/4 cup apple, diced
1 tsp rubbed sage
Salt & freshly ground pepper for the stuffing and on the chops
1 tbsp flour
1/2 cup cream
Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
Cut a slit in the middle of each chop to create a pocket. In a small bowl, mix together stuffing, apples and spices. Stuff into the pockets. I did not secure the pockets with toothpicks and the stuffing remained intact. In a large frying pan, heat the olive oil. When heated, add in the pork chops and cook on each side for 5 minutes. Place in a baking pan and cover that with aluminum foil. Bake for approximately 25 minutes or until the pork temperature reaches 150°. If there are juices that ran off, pour into a measuring cup and add in apple cider until it reaches the 1/2 cup mark. Reheat the frying pan and add in juices, cider and flour. Whisk together. Add in cream. Continue stirring until it thickens. Season to taste.