Pork Chops Stuffed with Apples and Dates

Serve up this elegant dish at your next dinner party. It's packed with flavor and even provides a serving of fruit!

Prep Time: 15 minutes     Cook Time: 30 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 chop + 5 tablespoons of stuffing

  • Calories 230
  • Carbohydrate 14 g
  • Protein 22 g
  • Fat 10.0 g
  • Saturated Fat 2.8 g
  • Sugars 12 g
  • Dietary Fiber 2 g
  • Cholesterol 60 mg
  • Sodium 45 mg
  • Potassium 410 mg

This Recipe Serves 8

Ingredients

2 Tbsp sweet Madeira wine, divided
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 3/4-1 inch thick)
Salt and pepper to taste
2 tsp canola oil

Instructions

  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.

Exchanges/Choices: 1 Fruit, 3 Lean Meat, 1 Fat

*Nutrition facts do not include added salt

From The Family Classics Diabetes Cookbook by The American Diabetes Association

Photo: Pork Chops Stuffed with Apples and Dates from The Family Classics Diabetes Cookbook. Taran Z Photography.

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