How to make it

  • At least 1 hour before cooking, soak wood chips in enough water to cover. Drain.
  • For the rub, stir together the black pepper; onion or garlic salt; cloves; and, if desired, red pepper.
  • For stuffing, in a saucepan cook the sausage, apple, and onion for 5 minutes or until sausage is cooked through. Drain fat. Stir in stuffing mix and parsley; add enough of the apple juice to moisten. Remove from heat; set aside until cool.
  • Trim fat from chops. Cut a pocket in each chop by cutting a slit in the meat and working the knife inside to cut almost to bone, keeping original slit small. Spoon stuffing into pockets. If necessary, secure with wooden toothpicks. Sprinkle the rub evenly over both sides of the pork chops; rub into meat.
  • Drain wood chips. Prepare grill for indirect grilling; test for medium heat above the drip pan. Place chops on the lightly oiled grill rack directly over the drip pan.
  • Cover and grill chops for 35 to 40 minutes or until an instant-read thermometer inserted into center reads 165 degree F, turning chops once. Add more wood chips every 15 minutes. Brush with apple butter every few minutes during last half of grilling. If using wooden toothpicks, remove them before serving. Serve with grilled sliced apples, if desired.

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    " It was excellent "
    annieamie ate it and said...
    I love adding fruit to any meat recipe. Thank you so much for posting the recipe here. The flavor of the apple must really enhance the pork. I'll have to try your recipe! Thanks again!
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    " It was excellent "
    unswissmiss ate it and said...
    Ok, I made all sorts of substitutions (regular breadcrumbs for cornbread stuffing, no apple chips, no apple butter) but it's still excellent. Flavors are great.
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  • bondc 11 years ago
    The closest store sells these ridiculously thick pork chops -- three inches, at least. This could be the perfect thing to do with them.

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  • dariana 11 years ago
    Thanks so much J!
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  • jaeleepoms 11 years ago
    This sounds fabulous! I'm going to have to make this soon for a Sunday family dinner.
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  • dariana 11 years ago
    OMG, chefmeow, this one IS incredible, one of my faves for sure!
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  • chefmeow 11 years ago
    Sounda incredible. Will be making these this weekend. Thanks for sharing.
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