Pork and apples are a classic combination, so naturally an apple stuffed pork loin makes perfect sense – especially apples that have been sauteed with onions and a fragrant blend of Moroccan spices.
Yield: 8 servings
5 from 3 votes

Apple-Stuffed Pork Loin with Moroccan Spices

Total Time: 1 hr 20 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Pork and apples are a classic combination, so naturally an apple stuffed pork loin makes perfect sense – especially apples that have been sauteed with onions and a fragrant blend of Moroccan spices.

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon butter or oil
  • 2 medium apples (peeled, cored, and thinly sliced)
  • 1 large onion (chopped)
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 1/2 lb boneless pork loin roast
  • 1 cup apple juice

Instructions

  • Heat the oven to 450 F.
  • Melt the butter in a large skillet over medium heat; add the apples, onion, spices, salt and pepper, and cook until soft, about 15 minutes.
  • Wriggle a thin, sharp knife info each end of the meat, making a pilot hole. Then use the handle of a wooden spoon to widen the hole all the way through.
  • Stuff with the apple-onion mixture; sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  • Transfer to a baking dish and add apple juice at the bottom.
  • Roast for 15 minutes, then lower the heat to 325 F. Continue to roast, basting with apple juice about every 15 minutes.
  • Start checking the roast after 45 minutes of total cooking time.  When it's done, a thermometer inserted into the center of the meat (not the stuffing) will register 145 F. Transfer the roast to a platter.
  • Spoon the sauce over the roast, slice, and serve.

Notes

Nutrition

Serving: 1/8th, Calories: 214kcal, Carbohydrates: 11g, Protein: 31g, Fat: 7g, Cholesterol: 94mg, Sodium: 221mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 3.5g
Freestyle Points: 4
Points +: 6