I absolutely adore this time of year.
The period of time between Halloween and Thanksgiving is my favorite time of year. There are pumpkins everywhere, people are starting to put up their Christmas stuff (me included) and Thanksgiving foods are placed at the front of the grocery stores.
I’m well stocked up for the holidays (despite not cooking for Thanksgiving–I have to work). I’ve got enough chicken broth to last me through January at least, plenty of potatoes, cans of corn, and stuffing mix.
I bought a gigantic bag of sourdough stuffing from Costco and it is seriously some of the best stuff I’ve ever had. It is SO good, so savory, and wonderfully flavored.
I used some of the stuffing for this pork dish I found in one of my recipe tins. It worked so well in this recipe! It was crispy on the outside and nice and moist on the inside.
I highly recommend the “Boudin Bakery” stuffing mix if you’re making a traditional (non-cornbread) stuffing.
Pork & Apples with Stuffing
A wonderful fall dinner with seasoned pork chops, spiced apples and stuffing.
- Heat oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Season pork chops with Cajun seasoning, salt and pepper. Sear on both sides, 1-2 minutes per side, until browned but not cooked through. Place seared chops into the bottom of a 13×9″ baking dish.
- In a small bowl, combine apples with cinnamon and brown sugar. Spoon apples on top of pork chops.
- In a large bowl, combine stuffing with melted butter, sage, poultry seasoning and beef broth. Stir until stuffing is moist, adding more broth if needed.
- Using a 1/2 cup measuring cup, spoon stuffing ontop of each pork chop.
- Bake, uncovered, for 30-35 minutes at 375 degrees.