FRUIT STUFFED PORK CHOPS

FRUIT STUFFED PORK CHOPS

4 Armour pork rib chops, cut 1 1/4 to 1 1/2 inches thick
1/4 cup chopped dried apricots
1/4 cup orange juice
1/4 cup finely chopped onion
1 tablespoon butter or margarine
1 cup chopped peeled cooking apple
2 tablespoons light brown sugar (packed)
Salt, as desired

Cut pocket in each chop by cutting into center of chop from rib side, parallel to rib and surface of chop. Combine apricots and orange juice; let stand while preparing remaining ingredients. Cook onion in butter or margarine until tender. Add apple; cook until tender. Add apricots with juice and brown sugar; stir. Cook until juice evaporates. Cool slightly. Fill pockets in chops with equal amounts of fruit mixture (about 1/4 cup). Place chops on rack of broiler pan. Broil about 4 inches from heat source 12 to 14 minutes. Turn chops. Broil 10 to 12 minutes or until chops are done. Season with salt, as desired.