- 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
- 1 cup red currant jelly
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 1 tablespoon dried currants
- 2 teaspoons cider vinegar
- 1/4 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
- Place walnuts in a food processor; cover and process until ground. Set aside.
- In a large skillet, cook the sausage, apple and garlic over medium heat until meat is no longer pink. Drain; cool slightly. Stir in the ground walnuts, egg, parsley, salt and pepper.
- 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 160°. 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).
Reviews forStuffed Pork Loin with Currant Sauce
"We didn't have currant jelly and used cranberry sauce to replace currant sauce. Very delicious!"
"This is easy, and a perfect recipe to serve guests because it looks just like the photo."