Apple-Stuffed Pork Roast

Pour cider gravy over slices of this lovely stuffed pork loin roast and pass any extra. Apple slices that have been sauteed in butter are a delicious accompaniment.

Apple-Stuffed Pork Roast
Servings: 8 Prep 25 mins Cook 450°F 26 mins Roast 1 hr 10 mins to 1 hr 20 mins

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 3 pounds apples peeled, cored, each cut in 12 wedges
  • 1 large onion, finely chopped
  • 1 rib celery, finely chopped (1/4 cup)
  • 2 slices white bread, toasted and crumbled (about 1 cup)
  • 1/4 cup shelled pistachios
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried sage
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 center-cut pork loin roast (about 3 pounds)
  • 4 teaspoons all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup apple cider
  • 3/4 cup chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon cider vinegar

Make It

1. Heat oven to 450 degrees F.

2. Heat 2 tablespoons butter in large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add apples; cook 7 to 8 minutes, until tender but still firm. Remove apples with slotted spoon to a plate.

3. In same skillet, heat remaining butter. Add onion and celery; cook 10 to 12 minutes, until softened.

4. Toss together one-third cooked apples, the onion mixture, bread, nuts, sage and thyme in large bowl. Season with 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/8 teaspoon pepper. When cool, stir in egg.

5. Set pork, fat side up, on cutting board (remove string if tied). Make long, deep incision lengthwise into side of loin to open like a book; stop 1/2 to 3/4 inch from other side.

6. Spread meat out flat. Season inside and outside with 1/4 teaspoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon black pepper. Spread stuffing over meat. Fold meat back over. Tie roll at 1-1/2-inch intervals. Set, fat side down, on rack in roasting pan.

7. Roast in 450 degrees F oven 20 minutes. Lower heat to 350 degrees F. Roast 50 to 60 minutes or until internal temperature of meat is 160 degrees F. Remove to platter; cover loosely with foil.

8. Remove any fat from pan juices. Place pan over medium heat. Sprinkle with flour; cook, stirring, 1 minute. Add cider, broth and vinegar. Bring to a boil; cook, stirring occasionally, until reduced to about 1-1/4 cups gravy, about 5 minutes. Strain gravy into serving bowl. Season with remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/8 teaspoon pepper.

9. Gently reheat remaining sauteed apple slices.

10. Remove string from roast. Slice meat. Serve with apples and gravy.

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe: 8; Amount Per Serving: cal. (kcal): 462, Fat, total (g): 25, chol. (mg): 142, sat. fat (g): 10, carb. (g): 20, fiber (g): 2, pro. (g): 38, sodium (mg): 430, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.