Photo: Iain Bagwell; Styling: Kevin Crafts
Total Time
20 Mins
Serves 4

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.

How to Make It

Step 1

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

Step 2

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

Step 3

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.

Step 4

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

Step 5

Note: Nutritional analysis is per serving.

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Ratings & Reviews

JessEarley's Review

July 24, 2013
So good!

OpalSu's Review

December 20, 2011
This was yummy and easy to make. I made them in a cast iron pan and stirred up a sauce with wine, cranapple juice, and Craisins while they were baking. Mmmmmm...

hide13's Review

December 12, 2011
a question: what type of frying pan is ovenproof, besides cast iron which I cannot deal with? I would love to try this recipe; but I always hesitate when the recipe says to put the pot or pan into the oven. Can someone offer some suggestions?