Lunch & Dinner

Pork Chops Stuffed With Apples & Dates

It’s a Monday and tonight you want to start off the week with a good hearty meal that’s healthy and perfect for a diabetic diet. Well, we have the¬†answer!¬†These pork chops are a new twist on an old classic. The apple & date stuffing brings a unique new flavor to pork chops you may not have tried before and once you do it’s guaranteed to be in your meal rotation.


(This recipe serves 8)


  • 2 Tbsp sweet Madeira wine, divided
  • 2 cups chopped Gala apples, unpeeled
  • 1/2 cup diced pitted dates
  • 2 Tbsp coarsely chopped walnuts
  • 2 Tbsp minced fresh thyme
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 8 (4 oz) lean boneless pork chops (about 3/4-1 inch thick)
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tsp canola oil


  1. Combine the wine with the apples, dates, walnuts, thyme, and honey.
  2. Make a horizontal slit in each pork chop. Stuff equal portions of the mixture into each chop.
  3. Sprinkle each chop with salt and pepper.
  4. Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add half the canola oil, and sear 4 of the chops for about 7 to 8 minutes per side. Add the remaining oil to the pan, and repeat with the remaining chops.

*Nutrition facts do not include added salt

Exchanges/Choices: 1 Fruit, 3 Lean Meat, 1 Fat
From The Family Classics Diabetes Cookbook by The American Diabetes Association