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Summary: a cost effective flavor packed dinner to feed the family or impress even the finest of palates.
Recipe by James Eddington
Apple- and Walnut-Stuffed Pork Loin
5 tablespoons butter
2 apple – peeled, cored and chopped
1 small onion, chopped
1 celery stalk, diced
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1 cup unsweetened applesauce
splash of water ~ white wine works great too ;-)
1/2 cups dry bread crumbs
1 cup of diced bread chunks
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
small pinch ground ginger
add sun dried cranberries for extra color and flavor.
Preheat oven to 325° F (165° C).
Melt the butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Stir in the apple, onion, celery, and walnuts, and cook five minutes, until vegetables are tender. Mix in the applesauce, water, and breadcrumbs. Cook and stir until the breadcrumbs have absorbed the liquid. Season with cinnamon, kosher salt, cloves, nutmeg, and ginger. Tossed with bread chunks and sun dried cranberries... This will be your stuffing.
Unroll the pork roast, and place in a baking dish. If not butchered start at on side of roast cutting and turning roast until pork loin is flat, like a piece of paper then stuff and roll. See diagram below
Spoon the stuffing mixture into the roast, flat and re Roll the roast so that the fatty side is on top, and tie with kitchen twine.. Arrange any excess stuffing around the roast. Roll the roast so that the fatty side is on top, and tie with kitchen twine.
Bake 45 to 50 minutes in the preheated oven, to an internal temperature of 160° F (70° C). Let rest for five minutes, then slice and serve.
Enjoy… James Eddington