Apple Pork Chops with Stuffing

I am back from my 3 week vacation from Colorado. It is truly a beautiful state to visit and I enjoyed my precious time with my husband. So much stuff to do there and it was the first time I ever saw snow! I have to admit I was a very bad girl while I was away. Not once did I count my WW points or track what I ate or exercise for that matter. Nor did I attend any meetings nor really ate any healthy filling foods. I guess since I didn't have a scale available to keep me motivated, it made it easier to not pay attention to my weight loss. I will say that when I arrived home, I nearly ran to the scale to see how much I gained and it really wasn't so bad. I gained 1.5 pounds over my long vacation and now I need to get back into my losing mode. Maybe I didn't gain so much from all the hiking hubby and I did to look at all the beautiful scenery. I am not sure but I will take a 1.5 pound gain anytime during the holiday season. Here are a few photos from Colorado.

Also, with taking so many classes this semester and not having much time to cook, I will be focusing on trying to find quick and easy recipes. We all could use recipes that do not require too much time to prepare. Oh how I love those types of recipes! I need to depend on fast food during my late night cram sessions and I am not talking about the infamous fast food joints. Here is a recipe that is pretty simple to make with only a few ingredients. Husband and I consider this to be one of our many favorite quick and easy recipes. You can't go wrong with stuffing and apple pie filling! Yum - Yum!

Apple Pork Chops with Stuffing

6 boneless pork chops (3 oz each), 1 inch thick
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
seasoning salt
fresh coarse ground black pepper
1 (6 ounce) box stove top pork stuffing mix , prepared with 2 tbsp light butter
1 (21 ounce) can lite apple pie filling with cinnamon

Make stuffing according to pkg directions, using only 2 tbsp light butter. Fold in 1 Tbl. apple pie filling, chopped and set aside.
Pour rest apple pie filling onto bottom of 13x9 pan (greased.)
In hot skillet, lightly brown pork chops (seasoned with seasoning salt and pepper) on both sides in oil.
Place pork chops on top of apples.
Top each with a mound of stuffing.
Sprinkle lightly with a little coarse ground pepper.
Cover and bake at 350• for 40-45 minutes.
Uncover and bake 10 minutes longer.
(*Porkchops ARE done when just barely light pink in center and juices run clear.)**When serving, make sure you scoop with a large spatula, getting underneath the chop to get all the pie filling underneath.

Servings: 4   Points: 7 per serving with lite apple pie filling or 8 with regular apple pie filling

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