Apricot-Stuffed Pork Tenderloin
Total TimePrep: 20 min. Bake: 30 min.
- 1 pork tenderloin (3/4 pound)
- 1/3 cup shredded Gruyere or Swiss cheese
- 1/4 cup thinly sliced dried apricots
- 1 teaspoon minced fresh thyme or 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
- 1 small garlic clove, minced
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/8 teaspoon pepper
- Dash cayenne pepper
- 1 tablespoon butter, melted
- Cut a lengthwise slit down the center of the roast to within 1/2 in. of bottom. Open roast so it lies flat; cover with plastic wrap. Flatten to 1/2-in. thickness. Remove wrap; sprinkle with cheese, apricots, thyme, garlic, salt, pepper and cayenne.
- Roll up jelly-roll style, starting with a long end. Tie at 1-1/2- to 2-inch intervals with kitchen string; secure ends with toothpicks. Transfer to an 11x7-in. baking dish coated with cooking spray. Brush tenderloin with butter. Bake at 375° for 30-35 minutes or until a thermometer reads 160°. Let stand for 5 minutes before slicing.
Nutrition Facts5 ounce-weight: 374 calories, 17g fat (9g saturated fat), 130mg cholesterol, 463mg sodium, 13g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 2g fiber), 40g protein.
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Dec 10, 2009
This was wonderful and the presentation was great. This has become a regular in my rotation of meals. Fancy enough for company or a nice romatic meal.
Oct 14, 2009
This recipe lacks one thing, that is the recipe for the sweet and sour salad dressing. I cannot find it in any of our stores so I made my own recipe. I found this was a very tender, tasty and easy to make recipe. It took only 40 - 45 minutes to cook.My family loved this tenderloing recipe.I will definitely make it again.SincerelyJo-Anne Hiscock