“My husband doesn’t usually like healthy meals, but this pretty entree is one of his favorites,” assures Melissa Holtz of Covington, Kentucky.
- 1 pork tenderloin (3/4 pound)
- Dash salt
- Dash pepper
- 1/2 cup chopped peeled tart apple
- 1/4 cup soft bread crumbs
- 2 tablespoons chopped celery
- 1 tablespoon chopped green onion
- 1 tablespoon raisins
- 1 tablespoon chopped walnuts
- Dash ground nutmeg
- 2 tablespoons unsweetened apple juice, divided
- 2 teaspoons cornstarch
- 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/2 cup unsweetened apple juice
- Cut a lengthwise slit down center of tenderloin to within 1/2 in. of bottom; open so meat lies flat. Cover with plastic wrap; flatten to 1/2-in. thickness. Remove wrap; sprinkle meat with salt and pepper.
- In a small bowl, combine the apple, bread crumbs, celery, onion, raisins, walnuts and nutmeg. Sprinkle with 1 tablespoon apple juice; toss to coat. Spoon over pork. Roll up jelly-roll style, starting at a long side; tie with kitchen string and secure ends with toothpicks.
- Place on a rack in a shallow roasting pan coated with cooking spray. Drizzle with 1-1/2 teaspoons apple juice. Bake, uncovered, at 375° for 30 minutes. Brush with remaining apple juice. Bake 20-25 minutes longer or until meat juices run clear and a meat thermometer reads 160°. Let stand for 5 minutes before slicing.
- Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, combine cornstarch and cinnamon. Gradually whisk in apple juice until smooth. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 1-2 minutes or until thickened. Serve with pork. Yield: 2 servings.
Originally published as Apple-Stuffed Pork Roast in Cooking for 2 Winter 2006, p7
Medium-Bodied White Wine
Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied white wine such as Riesling or Gewürtztraminer
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Reviewed Jan. 14, 2011
"Absolutely delicious! My very picky son loved it...he even had seconds :D It was so easy to make and very moist. I did substitute dried cranberries for raisins."