Cranberry-Stuffed Pork Chops

Celebrate autumnal flavor by preparing this sweet and fragrant cranberry-sage sauce. Cut a 2-inch-deep pocket in the side of thick pork chops and spoon the sauce inside before searing the chops in your skillet.

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Serving size: 4
Calories per serving: 484

3 tablespoons unsalted butter
2 stalks celery, finely diced
3/4 cup chopped scallions
3/4 cup dried cranberries
2 teaspoons chopped fresh sage
4 slices potato bread, cubed (about 2 1/2 cups)
1 3/4 cups low-sodium chicken broth
2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
4 bone-in center-cut pork chops (about 3 pounds)
3 tablespoons heavy cream

Melt 1 tablespoon butter in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add the celery and scallions and cook until slightly softened, 2 minutes.

Add the cranberries and sage and cook 2 minutes.

Add the bread and cook, stirring occasionally, 2 minutes.

Add 1/2 cup chicken broth and the parsley and stir until the broth is absorbed, 1 minute. Season with salt and pepper; transfer to a bowl.

Wipe out the skillet.

Holding a knife parallel to the cutting board, cut a deep 2-inch-wide pocket into the side of each pork chop. Season the chops on both sides with salt and pepper and fill the pockets evenly with the stuffing.

Melt 1 tablespoon butter in the skillet over medium-high heat. Add the chops and cook until golden brown, 2 minutes per side.

Add 1/2 cup chicken broth; reduce the heat to medium low. Cover and cook until the chops are cooked through, about 5 more minutes. Transfer to plates.

Add the remaining 3/4 cup broth and the cream to the skillet and increase the heat to medium high. Simmer, stirring, until slightly thickened, about 2 minutes.

Stir in the remaining 1 tablespoon butter. Season with salt and pepper.

Pour over the chops and serve.


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