Blue Cheese-Stuffed Pork Chops with Pears

Photo: Randy Mayor; Styling: Leigh Ann Ross

This quick-cooking dish offers a nice balance of savory and sweet tastes. Serve with a side of simple roasted Brussels sprouts for a special meal that's full of fall flavors.

Yield: Serves 4 (serving size: 1 stuffed pork chop and 4 pear wedges)
Total:
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Recipe Time

Hands On: 24 Minutes
Total: 24 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 246
  • Fat: 13g
  • Saturated fat: 5.5g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 1g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 4.8g
  • Protein: 24.4g
  • Carbohydrate: 7.3g
  • Fiber: 1.4g
  • Cholesterol: 81mg
  • Iron: 0.8mg
  • Sodium: 493mg
  • Calcium: 98mg

Ingredients

  • 4 (4-ounce) boneless center-cut loin pork chops, trimmed
  • 1/2 cup (2 ounces) crumbled blue cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, divided
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons butter
  • 1 ripe pear, cored and cut into 16 wedges

Preparation

  1. 1. Cut a horizontal slit through thickest portion of each pork chop to form a pocket. Stuff 2 tablespoons crumbled blue cheese into each pocket. Sprinkle 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper evenly over both sides of pork. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add olive oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add pork to pan; sauté for 3 minutes on each side or until desired degree of doneness. Remove pork from pan, and let stand for 5 minutes.
  2. 2. Melt butter in pan; swirl to coat. Add pear; sprinkle with remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt and remaining 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Sauté 4 minutes or until lightly browned, stirring occasionally. Serve with pork.
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