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Apple Bacon Pork Roll-Ups

I am so proud of this delicious creation—it's easy to make, but impressive enough to use for parties. —Cyndy Gerken, Naples, Florida
  • Total Time
    Prep: 25 min. Bake: 20 min.
  • Makes
    8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 pound bacon strips, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 2 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 1/2 cup chopped red onion
  • 5 medium apples, peeled and finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
  • 8 thin-cut boneless pork loin chops (about 3 ounces each)
  • 8 slices Swiss cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 400°. In a large skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp, stirring occasionally. Remove with a slotted spoon; drain on paper towels. Remove drippings, reserving 1 tablespoons for cooking pork chops.
  • In same skillet, heat 1 tablespoon each oil and butter over medium heat. Add onion; cook and stir 3-4 minutes or until tender. Add apples and brown sugar; cook and stir 4-5 minutes or until apples are tender. Stir in parsley and bacon; remove from pan. Cool slightly. Remove 1 cup mixture for filling.
  • Pound each pork chop with a meat mallet to 1/4-in. thickness. Layer each with 1 slice cheese and 2 tablespoon filling to within 1 in. of edges. Roll up pork chops from short side; secure with toothpicks. Sprinkle salt and pepper over roll-ups.
  • In same skillet, heat reserved drippings and the remaining oil and butter over medium-high heat. Starting with the seam side, brown roll-ups on both sides. Transfer to a 13x9-in. baking pan. Bake 15-20 minutes or until pork is golden brown and tender. Discard toothpicks; serve with remaining apple mixture.
Nutrition Facts
1 pork roll-up with 1/3 cup apple mixture: 370 calories, 20g fat (8g saturated fat), 70mg cholesterol, 404mg sodium, 25g carbohydrate (22g sugars, 2g fiber), 23g protein.
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