Cream Cheese and Nectarine Stuffed Pork Chops





Introduction: Cream Cheese and Nectarine Stuffed Pork Chops

This recipe combines pork, bacon, cream cheese and nectarines.  If I could find a way to include chocolate it would have all the best foods in the world.

Step 1: Ingredients

You will need

2 thick cut pork chops
3 oz cream cheese
6 slices bacon
1/2 nectarine
salt & pepper
onion and garlic powder

Step 2:

Using a paring knife or a steak knife, cut a pocket in the middle of the pork chop, not all the way through.  Use the picture as a guide.

Step 3: Prepare

Sprinkle inside and out with salt & pepper, onion and garlic powder.  Put 1/2 the cream cheese in each.  Don't worry about overfilling with cream cheese, a little will ooze out while it's cooking no matter what you do.

Step 4: A Little More Prep

Quarter the nectarine and slice each quarter into 3-4 slices.  Use the nectarine to plug up your pork pouch (try to say pork pouch 3x fast and not start laughing).  Wrap each piece in bacon, using toothpicks to secure if necessary.

Step 5: Cook

Normally I would throw this in a 350 oven for 45-60 minutes, but everybody was starving, so I threw them in the frying pan for about 20 minutes with a lid on.  They turned out perfect.



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About what temperature should the burner be on for the skillet version?

I had an old electric stove (1958) at the time and pretty much cooked everything on "3". Since I can't translate that to a gas stove, I'd probably brown the bacon and than put a lid on for another 10 minutes on low.

I use an electric as well :D We ended up using medium, probably could have got away with 4 instead (or 3 like you said).My boyfriend didn't really like it because he doesn't like things quite that heavy I guess! I enjoyed it but I didn't stuff as much nectarine in there as I probably should have. I could only really fit 2 slices in but I didn't consider that they would cook down a lot. I think my cuts of pork were smaller because I could only really fit 1/4 of the cream cheese in each but that worked out fine because I was making 4 anyway. Thank you for responding!

Yum, fruit and pig! Delish.

Thanks, I was amazed at how good these tasted.

I had never thought about putting nectarines with pork chops, but it sounds really good.