This low-fat cut is a perfect centerpiece for a holiday meal. Pure maple syrup, apples, and cranberries pair deliciously with the sweetness of the pork.Ingredients
3 lb. pork loin roast
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1/3 cup craisins
3/4 cup boiling water
1 cup almond meal/flour
1/2 cup chicken stock
1 small green apple, diced
1/3 cup chopped walnuts
3 TBS minced shallots
1 TBS pure maple syrup
2 tsp fresh minced rosemary
2 tsp italian seasoning
Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F.
Lightly grease a 9x13 baking dish with olive oil.
Cut into the roast lengthwise, a little more than halfway through. Then turn your knife horizontally and cut halfway toward one side, turn the knife the other way, and cut halfway to the other side (like an upside down "T"). Unroll, slicing a little as you go so you have a large rectangle roughly the same thickness.
Lay plastic wrap over the meat and pound it with a meat tenderizer, as thinly as possible, then cut small cuts over the surface of the meat.
Salt and pepper the meat.
In a small bowl, combine the craisins and boiling water together and set aside.
In another small bowl, combine the almond meal and chicken broth and set aside.
Combine the apples, walnuts, shallots, maple syrup and italian seasoning.
Drain the craisins and add to the apple mixture. Add the almond meal with with broth and stir to combine.
Spread the "stuffing" evenly over the pork roast.
Beginning at one small end, tightly roll the pork roast. Tie with kitchen thread to secure.
Place seam side down in the baking dish and bake uncovered for 1 hour and 20 minutes, or until the internal temperature reaches 145 degrees F.
Remove from oven and let rest for 10 minutes.
Slice and serve.
- Calories 207
- Total Fat 13g
- Saturated Fat 3g
- Sodium 188mg
- Carbohydrates 5g
- Dietary Fiber 1g
- Protein 16g