i was asked to participate in this campaign with cabot creamery as a member of the healthy aperture blogger network. i was compensated for my time.
there was just a slight crisp in the air here in texas. for about 30 minutes.
did you feel it?
i think fall is coming… such that it is here in south texas.
this is it… my very favorite time of the year….
with the autumn cool comes all of my favorite flavors and intentional moments in the kitchen. bring on the sage, rosemary, apples, bacon… the mashed potatoes, hearty meats, baked crisps, hot chocolates… and all of the delicious meals that gather us around a table and slow us down to pour a little time into our dinner prep.
not that dinner needs to be fussy. but it does need to be delicious.
which is why i honestly love cabot cheese. these award-winning cheddars from cabot creamery are one of the ways to make family meals easy and healthy. they are simply made with milk, salt, and cultures. nothing more. and everyone around your table can enjoy them because they are gluten-free and lactose-free!
what better on a cool autumn evening than a hearty pork chop stuffed with the best ingredients of the season… cabot cheddar, bacon & apple stuffed pork chops! everyone will be impressed and delighted, and you’ll know how easy they were. be sure to serve them with mashed potatoes to catch all those pan drippings, too! delicious.
i used cabot’s seriously sharp cheddar for this recipe… but do NOT miss all of the incredible flavors they have. you can’t go wrong.
Cabot Cheddar, Bacon & Apple Stuffed Pork Chops
- 4 slices bacon chopped
- ¾ cup peeled diced apple
- 2 tablespoons minced shallots
- 2 teaspoons minced fresh rosemary
- 2 teaspoons minced fresh sage
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon pepper
- 1 cup shredded Seriously Sharp Cabot Cheddar
- 4 1 ½-inch thick bone-in pork chops
- Preheat oven to 375°.
- Cook bacon in a large iron skillet or oven-proof nonstick skillet until done. Add apple, shallots, rosemary, sage, salt, and pepper; cook for another 3-4 minutes.
- Transfer mixture to a medium bowl keeping some pan drippings in pan. Add Cheddar to apple mixture and stir to combine.
- Cut a horizontal slit in one side of each chop to form a pocket. Spoon stuffing mixture evenly into each pocket.
- Cook chops in pan drippings of hot skillet for 3-4 minutes on each side, or until browned. Transfer skillet to oven and bake at 375° for 30-35 minutes or until pork chops are cooked through.