Our daughter Briana flew home for the weekend, & wanted an enjoyable home cooked meal, this is one of the recipes I created to go with Braised Pork Chops. I had these pre sliced apples in the fridge that would have probably gone bad, had I not incorporated them into a side dish, so this is what I came up with, then decided that the golden raisins would also compliment the apples in the stuffing. This was a great combination especially with the Braised chops & pan Gravy & mashed Potatoes.
It was a great meal idea, & everyone was very full, pleased & happy with a home cooked comforting meal.
1Cut bread into cubes, and leave out on counter over night or toast lightly in oven on the day you plan to make the stuffing. Add to a large mixing bowl. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a 9X13 size casserole dish with non stick cooking spray & set aside till needed.
2Chop onions, celery and both peppers.
3Chop or process apples in food processor on pulse several times until desired size is reached. I prefer to leave the skin on for added fiber.
4Heat butter in large skillet until melted over medium high heat. Then add in the chopped vegetables & apples and sauté until crisp tender. about 5-7 minutes, stirring frequently.
5Now add cooked mixture to large bowl with bread cubes, and stir to mix together.
6Add in the chicken broth and sage or poultry seasoning, & thyme and stir till mixed.
7Combine both cans of undiluted soup with eggs in a small bowl or large glass measuring cup, SLOWLY add the beaten soup mixture a little at a time, being cautious that stuffing in not too moist, (MAY NOT NEED ALL OF MIXTURE) and beat together until blended well. I USED ALL OF MINE then added a few extra slices of cubed bread. We prefer a more moist stuffing rather than dry.
8Now add in blended soup and raisins, and stir till combined together. Add stuffing into prepared casserole dish, Place in preheated 350 degree F. oven and bake for 45 minutes to an hour, or until heated through and is hot and bubbly. Remove and serve with your favorite sides. We had ours with Pork Chops
9Remove and serve with your favorite sides. We had ours with Braised Pork Chops, Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans and Cranberry Sauce & Pan Gravy from the pork Chops.