It was too rainy to grill so I prepared a baked version using boneless center-cut pork chops. I breaded the chops and added a baked apple garnish for flair. We were very pleased by the outcome. I used the fat line as marker for making the cuts for the stuffing. We like our pork well done so cooking time may vary according to your tastes.

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Ingredients

2
Original recipe yields 2 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

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  • Combine Gouda cheese, bacon, parsley, and 1/8 teaspoon black pepper together in a bowl.

  • Cut each pork chop from one side through the middle horizontally to within 1/2 inch of the other side. Open the two sides and spread them out like an open book. Stuff cheese mixture into each pocket and close; secure with a wooden toothpick. Coat each stuffed pork chop with olive oil.

  • Whisk egg in a bowl. Mix bread crumbs, salt, and black pepper to taste together in a separate bowl. Carefully dip each stuffed pork chop in the egg; press chop into bread crumb mixture until evenly coated. Place breaded pork chops in a 9x13-inch casserole dish.

  • Bake in preheated oven until no longer pink in the center, about 45 minutes. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 145 degrees F (63 degrees C). Garnish pork chops with cored apple, green onion, and red grapes.

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Nutrition Facts

673 calories; 24.7 g total fat; 232 mg cholesterol; 1026 mg sodium. 51.5 g carbohydrates; 58.9 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
11/09/2014
This turn out great! it was crispy and juicy the flavors went together wonderfully I used Italian Seasoned Bread Crumbs. I had an apple pear and dried cranberries for garnish. I will Be making this again soon. Thanks Happy Cooking! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/09/2014
This turn out great! it was crispy and juicy the flavors went together wonderfully I used Italian Seasoned Bread Crumbs. I had an apple pear and dried cranberries for garnish. I will Be making this again soon. Thanks Happy Cooking! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/09/2014
This turn out great! it was crispy and juicy the flavors went together wonderfully I used Italian Seasoned Bread Crumbs. I had an apple pear and dried cranberries for garnish. I will Be making this again soon. Thanks Happy Cooking! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/20/2014
Just tried this recipe and it's excellent! The only thing different I did was add chopped fresh mushrooms to the stuffing and I used dried parsley instead of fresh. I baked the chops at 325 for 1-1/2 hrs. - turned them over for the last 15 minutes to brown the other side. As a side I bought a bag of small butter potatoes and used the garlic potato recipe I found on this site. We cut them in half and tossed in olive oil parsley flakes minced garlic and salt and pepper. I had some chop stuffing left over so when the potatoes were baked we added a little velveeta cheese and half and half to the leftover stuffing mixture cooked it just until the cheeses melted and spooned it over the potatoes. Delicious! I'm terrible at overcooking pork chops but these were tender and moist and I used bone-in chops because I got them on sale. Family loved this meal - thanks John! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/30/2014
Made this tonight because I had all the ingredients. I had low expectations because I thought it would be dry but I was blown away. It was delicious. I made it with pork chops on the bone and can't wait to make it it with the boneless chops the recipe calls for. This one is keeper. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/08/2014
I used this the first time for a dinner party. I followed the directions exactly and it was a major hit! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/17/2014
ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/20/2015
1st time chops were to thin. no parsley, I used flour to brown with.no apple or grapes. very good. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/04/2015
This by far is the best recipe I've tried here. Looks complicated but actually very easy. I sautéed some Granny Smith apples with a little brown sugar and cinnamon and put on top. Yummy!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/22/2016
this is company quality! I had to sub swiss for gouda. I sauted thinly sliced granny apple slices and seedless large halved red grapes in brown sugar. served with cayenne sweet tater fries and roasted bacon broc. family raved! a GREAT dinner! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/21/2017
We're from CO at a far high higher altitude than southern CA where we're visiting for the holidays so we baked the chops a bit too long. But easy to make. Substituted crumpled Gruyere cheese and used packaged Craisons as fruit. Just used a bit more canned sauce. Delicious Chef John! Read More