Grilled Stuffed Pork Chops with Gorgonzola and Apple

Grilled Stuffed Pork Chops

I took a gamble making this because Tim tells me  “the only way I like pork chops is  burned on the grill”.  Ewwww!  My gamble paid off.  Tim liked the chops and they were no where near burnt, but were moist and delicious with a sauce that says “more”!

Enjoy!

INGREDIENTS:

1 tablespoon butter
1/2 tablespoon dried fresh thyme
1/2 1 cup chopped Granny Smith apples
ground black pepper to taste
1/4 cup Gorgonzola cheese at room
temperature, crumbled
2 thick cut pork chops
1/2 teaspoon olive oil
2 cloves garlic, sliced thin
1/4 1/8 cup Gorgonzola cheese
3 tablespoons dry sherry
1/8 cup heavy cream
1/2 cup chicken broth apple cider
salt and pepper to taste
DIRECTIONS:
1. To make the apple stuffing: In a saute pan or skillet on medium heat, melt the butter and saute thyme, 1/2 cup chopped apples, salt and pepper together until the apples are completely softened; about 15 to 20 minutes.
2. Place the apple mixture in a bowl and mix in 1/4 cup Gorgonzola cheese. The cheese should liquefy into the stuffing within a couple of minutes.
3. To prepare the pork chops: Butterfly the pork chops by slicing them parallel to the plane of the chop from the fat side to the bone. Stuff each one with about 2 to 3 tablespoons of the apple mixture.
4. Grill on pre-heated grill. approximately 8-10 minutes per side depending on thickness.
5. To make the sauce: Heat the oil in a saute pan or skillet on medium heat, then saute the garlic until lightly browned and remove; saute 1/2 cup chopped apples for 10 minutes and add the cheese until slightly melting. Immediately add the sherry, let cook for a minute until combined, then add the cream and 1/4 cup of the apple cider,  and pepper. Stir until well blended. Stir occasionally and reduce the liquid on medium high heat until the sauce begins to toast/caramelize and turn darker brown. Add the remaining 1/4 cup apple cider, and continue reducing until there is just 1/4 to 1/2 cup of thick liquid remaining.

Adapted from: allrecipes.comGrilled Stuffed Pork Chops

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