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Here's a recipe to add to your go-to list: easy enough to pull off for a Tuesday night dinner but special enough to serve to guests.

April Cooper
This Story Originally Appeared On sunset.com

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Credit: Iain Bagwell; Styling: Kevin Crafts

Recipe Summary

total:
20 mins
Yield:
Serves 4
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 375°. Cut a horizontal pocket into the side of each pork chop.

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  • Press cheese chunks into hazelnuts to coat, reserving nuts that don't stick. Push 1 cheese chunk into each pork chop pocket.

  • Heat oil in a 12-in. cast-iron or other ovenproof frying pan over high heat. Sear chops until browned, 2 minutes per side. Add pears and thyme to pan.

  • Bake until pork is firm but still slightly pink in the center, about 8 minutes. Sprinkle with reserved nuts.

  • Note: Nutritional analysis is per serving.

Nutrition Facts

457 calories; calories from fat 58%; protein 31g; fat 30g; saturated fat 9.4g; carbohydrates 19g; fiber 4.4g; sodium 279mg; cholesterol 99mg.
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