Pork Chops Over Apple Stuffing

The apple stuffing in this recipe takes on a new texture with the addition of oatmeal. The result is a cake-like mixture bursting with apple flavor.
  • Cooking spray
  • 3 c. coarse bread crumbs
  • 1 1/2 c. oatmeal
  • 1 c. dried cranberries
  • 6-8 T. mustard, divided (I used a tangy raspberry honey mustard)
  • 1 apple -- peeled, cored and finely chopped
  • 1 pkg. dry garlic-herb soup mix
  • 1 1/2 - 2 c. apple juice
  • 3-4 pork loin chops
  • 1 apple, cored and sliced into rings

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Spray a 9 X 13-inch baking pan with cooking spray. Set aside.

In a large bowl, combine the bread crumbs, oatmeal, dried cranberries, 3 tablespoons mustard, chopped apple and soup mix. Add enough apple juice to make the stuffing moist.

Spoon the stuffing into the prepared pan. Place the pork chops over the stuffing. Brush each chop with about 1 tablespoon of mustard. Arrange the apple rings over the chops and stuffing.

Cover the pan with aluminum foil and bake for 30-40 minutes or until the chops are cooked. Uncover the pan and bake an additional 10 minutes. Serve immediately.

  • Yields: 4 servings
  • Preparation Time: 1 hour
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