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Apples and pork are just meant to be… Hands down one of the best sweet/savory combinations’, in my opinion at least. Add in some blue cheese, bread it and bake it and you have one wonderful dinner. Now, if you are not a blue cheese person, and I know some people aren’t, you can always use goat cheese or cream cheese. I think either of those would make a wonderful substitute. Also, because my pork chops were so thin, I pounded them out and rolled them. If you have a thicker chop you could easily cut a pocket and fill that, which would let you add more filling! But would also mean you would need to increase the baking time.

The kittens played underfoot the entire time. They harassed us until roomie finally gave in and gave them food (it was the 3rd time they had been fed today, guess they’re finally growing)!

Apple-Blue Cheese Stuffed Pork Chops

1/3 sweet onion, minced

½ red bell pepper

1 medium apple, chopped

1 tsp dill

Dash cayenne

¼ c blue cheese

2 – 4 pork chops (depending on size of chops, filling will easily fill 4)

½ c bread crumbs

1 egg

Pre-heat oven to 425°.

In medium sauté pan, over medium-high heat, cook onion, pepper, apple, and dill. Cook until onion is translucent.

Combine veggie mixture and cheese in a small bowl, mix until well combine.

Stuff pork chops, using toothpicks to hold them closed. Dip in egg, then bread crumbs, and place on a foil lined baking sheet. Bake about 20 minutes, until top gets well browned.

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