Pork Chops Stuffed With Apples and Dates

Pork Chops Stuffed With Apples and Dates

Makes 8 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 Tbsp. sweet Madeira wine, divided
  • 2 cups chopped Gala apples, unpeeled
  • ½ 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 ¾ to 1 inch thick)
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tsp. canola oil

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.