Slow-Cooker Pork Chops with Fruit Stuffing
-4 small boneless pork chops (or 2 butterfly chops)
-Salt/pepper to taste
-1/2 cup apple cider or juice, divided
-1 cup chicken broth
-2 tablespoons butter/margarine
-1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
-1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
-1 cup dried fruit, any variety (chop if large pieces)
-1 (6-ounce) package dry instant stuffing mix
-1 or 2 ribs celery, optional
Lay the thawed chops in the bottom of the slowcooker and sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste. Pour 1/4 cup of the apple cider or juice over the chops and set aside for a few minutes.
In a large saucepan, combine the other 1/4 cup cider or juice with chicken broth, butter, cinnamon and nutmeg. (You can use all cinnamon if you don’t have nutmeg on hand.)
Add dried fruit. Bring mixture to a boil, remove from heat and immediately stir in stuffing mix.
If desired, chop up a rib or two of celery and add to the stuffing mixture. Dump the mixture over the pork chops in the Crock Pot and cook on LOW setting for 4-5 hours. To serve, spoon out the stuffing into a bowl and serve alongside the chops.