I've waited all year to make these chops. Waiting for the time when bing cherries are in season and their price drops to super low affordable! Last weekend, I picked up a bag of bing beauties for $1.99/lb. And that meant making some Apple-Cherry Stuffing, a delicious way to prepare baked pork chops.
Apple-Cherry Stuffed Pork Chops
1 Tbsp olive oil
2 celery stalks, chopped coarsely
1/2 large onion, chopped
2 Tbsp butter or margarine
1 1/2 cups water
1 6-oz pkg stuffing mix (I used low-sodium chicken flavor)
bing cherries, slicked in half with pit removed, enough to make about 1 cup
1 Granny Smith apple, peeled, cored and chopped
4 boneless pork chops
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Stir in chopped celery and onion; cook until just tender. Add butter and stir in water; bring to a boil. Stir in stuffing mix, cherries, and chopped apple; cover and remove from heat. Let sit about 5 minutes. Meanwhile, place chops into a baking dish. Cover chops with Apple-Cherry Stuffing. Place baking dish in oven and bake for 40-45 minutes.