Chuletas Rellenas de Manzana (Pork Chops Stuffed with Apples)

by Erica Dinho on October 24, 2010

Pork Chops with Apples

Today I want to share another delicious fall recipe with you. The stuffing for the pork chops is essentially onions, garlic, red bell pepper, apples and bread crumbs. If you are a meat-fruit combination fan, like me, you will love this dish. It is a fabulous, sweet and savory dish.

Buen provecho!



(4 pork chops)

  • 4 bone-in pork loin chops, each about 1 1/2 inches thick
  • Salt and pepper
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 cup chopped onions
  • 1/3 cup chopped red bell pepper
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 4 apples
  • 1/4 cup bread crumbs

Chuletas con mazanas


  1. Preheat an oven to 400°F.
  2. Take two apples, peel, core and dice. Set aside the other two for use later.
  3. In a medium sauce pan over medium heat, warm the butter. Add the onionss and cook, stirring occasionally, until softened, about 2 minutes. Add the red bell pepper, garlic and cumin and cook, stirring frequently for 1 minute.
  4. Add the apples and cook about 2 minutes. Transfer the mixture to a large bowl and fold bread crumbs. Season with salt and pepper. Let the stuffing cool for 10 minutes.
  5. Meanwhile, season the pork chops on both sides with salt and pepper. Insert a sharp paring knife into the side of a chop opposite from the bone, making a long slit along the curve all the way to the bone. Wiggle the knife to form a large pocket. Repeat with the remaining chops. Stuff each chop with stuffing, using your fingers to help pack it into the pocket. Cut the other two apples in half.
  6. Place the chops on a baking sheet and top each pork chop with half an apple, place in the oven and roast until an instant-read thermometer inserted into the stuffing registers 160°F, about 20 minutes.
  7. ransfer the chops to a platter, cover loosely with aluminum foil and let rest for 5 minutes. Serve with your favorite side dish.
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{ 17 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Mari October 24, 2010 at 1:09 PM

This recipe looks delicious. I love the combination of flavors.

Have a great Sunday :D


2 Lea Ann Brown October 24, 2010 at 1:43 PM

I think this looks wonderful. And yes, I’m a meat/fruit fan. My friend just gave me some wonderful apples from his tree…perfect timing for this recipe.


3 Joan Nova October 24, 2010 at 8:09 PM

I like the savory-sweet meal and pork and apple go so well together. Very nice presentation.


4 Danielle October 24, 2010 at 11:36 PM

beautiful presentation. I love apples and pork chops


5 norma October 25, 2010 at 9:39 AM

The combination of the pork and apples is quite nice. Beautiful pictures and a tasty meal.


6 Jenn AKA The Leftover Queen October 25, 2010 at 7:42 PM

What a wonderful seasonal recipe!


7 grace October 26, 2010 at 5:22 AM

no doubt about it–pig and apples belong together. this is a unique and tasty way to combine them!


8 Barbara October 26, 2010 at 6:17 AM

Pork chops and apples are wonderful together. This is a lovely recipe, Erica. I really like the presentation with the apple on top!


9 rebecca subbiah October 26, 2010 at 3:38 PM

wow yummy love the combo of pork and apple


10 Gera@SweetsFoodsBlog October 26, 2010 at 5:48 PM

Savory-sweet is always great combo, classic pork with apple that I adore it :)




11 5 Star Foodie October 26, 2010 at 7:47 PM

An absolutely terrific pairing of pork chops and apples – an excellent meal!


12 Anna October 26, 2010 at 8:59 PM

Delicious combination, it looks fantastic. I’m a big fan of pork. And this recipe looks like a keeper. Thank you Erica.


13 Kim October 26, 2010 at 11:33 PM

Erica – I way behind on commenting and just read your post about being pregnant with your second child. Congratulations to you and your family! That is wonderful news. Best wishes for a very happy and healthy pregnancy.

Your pork chops with stuffed apples look unbelievably delicious!


14 Lee Adams October 30, 2010 at 6:43 PM

Polish cuisine offers fruit/ meat combinations. I’ve made something similar, and it is delicious. I think this would be really tasty.


15 Beth November 2, 2010 at 8:15 PM

This sounds yummy. Do you think it could be made with pork loin instead of the chops?


16 Erica November 2, 2010 at 8:29 PM

Beth- You can use pork loin!


17 Erica November 3, 2010 at 7:39 PM

Thank you guys!


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