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Stuffed Pork Loin with Currant Sauce

 Stuffed Pork Loin with Currant Sauce
This is a great entree to serve any time of year, but especially around the holidays. It looks so pretty with the red Currant Sauce and garnished with fresh parsley. —Gloria Bradley, Naperville, Illinois
12 ServingsPrep: 30 min. Bake: 1 hour + standing

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup chopped walnuts, toasted
  • 3/4 pound bulk pork sausage
  • 1 medium apple, peeled and finely chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 boneless whole pork loin roast (3 to 4 pounds)
  • 1/3 cup apple butter
  • SAUCE:
  • 1 cup red currant jelly
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon dried currants
  • 2 teaspoons cider vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon hot pepper sauce

Directions

  • Place walnuts in a food processor; cover and process until ground.
  • Set aside.
  • Cook the sausage, apple and garlic over medium heat in a large
  • skillet until meat is no longer pink. Drain; cool slightly. Stir in
  • the ground walnuts, egg, parsley, salt and pepper.

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Stuffed Pork Loin with Currant Sauce (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • Cut a lengthwise slit down the center of the roast to within 1/2 in.
  • of bottom. Open roast so it lies flat. Starting at the center, split
  • each half of roast horizontally to within 1/2 in. of edge. Open
  • halves so roast lies flat. Cover with plastic wrap. Flatten to
  • 1/2-in. thickness. Remove plastic.
  • Brush roast with apple butter; spoon sausage mixture over the top.
  • Roll up jelly-roll style, starting with a long side. Tie with
  • kitchen string at 2-in. intervals. Place on a rack in a shallow
  • baking pan.
  • Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 1 to 1-1/2 hours or until a meat
  • thermometer reads 145°. Let stand for 10-15 minutes before
  • slicing. In a small saucepan, heat the sauce ingredients until
  • smooth. Serve with roast. Yield: 12 servings (1-1/4 cups sauce).
Nutritional Facts: 3 ounces cooked pork with 5 teaspoons sauce equals 351 calories, 16 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 84 mg cholesterol, 206 mg sodium, 27 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 26 g protein.