Cranberry Apple Stuffed Pork Loin

By Nikki Sheriff

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.

Cranberry Apple Stuffed Pork Loin
  • 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

  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F.

  2. Lightly grease a 9x13 baking dish with olive oil.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. Salt and pepper the meat.

  6. In a small bowl, combine the craisins and boiling water together and set aside.

  7. In another small bowl, combine the almond meal and chicken broth and set aside.

  8. Combine the apples, walnuts, shallots, maple syrup and italian seasoning.

  9. Drain the craisins and add to the apple mixture. Add the almond meal with with broth and stir to combine.

  10. Spread the "stuffing" evenly over the pork roast.

  11. Beginning at one small end, tightly roll the pork roast. Tie with kitchen thread to secure.

  12. 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.

  13. Remove from oven and let rest for 10 minutes.

  14. Slice and serve.

Nutritional Facts

Calories 207
Total Fat 13g
Saturated Fat 3g
Sodium 188mg
Carbohydrates 5g
Dietary Fiber 1g
Protein 16g

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6 replies

minnielu91 2013-12-11 15:58:59 -0600 Report

I gave this at least a two star as the pork its self was not bad. The stuffing was nothing at all and very mushy. I will not make this again:(

craftydebbie 2013-11-18 11:35:26 -0600 Report

This is definitely a very tasty and easy recipe. A wonderful way to take the "blah" out of the regular ho-hum roast. I will definitely make this!

John Crowley
John Crowley 2013-10-29 17:47:06 -0500 Report

Wow, Nikki, these are the kinds of recipes that remind us that a diabetic diet includes some awesome options!