1you will need eather a 14" or 16" cast iron dutch oven.. and 2 Meat trivets to keep meat off the bottom of the oven..
in the pre-heated oven cook bacon till almost done. remove,drain,and cut up bacon and set aside.
2add 1/4 cup of butter to bacon drippings. add onions and celery to oven cook till tender.
for the stuffing . In a large mixing bowl add apples,eggs raisin,cream cheese,bacon,bread crumbs,butter and sage and thyme. mex well and set aside.
3Cut a large pocket in the side of each pork chop,( do not cut all the way through ). sprinkle inside and out side of each chop with salt & pepper.
fill each pocket with stuffing.
4Place 2 meat trivets in the botom of the dutch oven....stand chops stuffing side up in a circle inside the oven...Place 1 whole peeled apple in the center of the oven...pour 1/4 cup of water into the bottom of the oven,( I use vegge stock )... cover and bake over med fire for 45-60 min... i serve this with Peachy wild rice...