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Apple Cranberry Stuffed Pork Roast Recipe Recipe

Looking for an easy Apple Cranberry Stuffed Pork Roast Recipe recipe? Learn how to make Apple Cranberry Stuffed Pork Roast Recipe using healthy ingredients.

Submitted by jensaddict

Makes 3 servings

This apple cranberry stuffed pork roast recipe is based on a recipe from Cook's Illustrated (Sept 07).

Recipe Ingredients for Apple Cranberry Stuffed Pork Roast Recipe

1 cup apple cider
1/2 cup cider vinegar
3/4 cup light brown sugar, packed
3 tbsp shallot, large, thinly sliced
1 1/2 cups dried apples (packed)
1/2 cup craisins
1 tbsp grated fresh ginger
1 tbsp yellow mustard seeds
1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 pound pork loin roast, boneless center-cut , (short and wide about 7-8 inches long and 4-5 inches wide)
1 pinch Kosher salt
1 pinch freshly ground black pepper

Recipe Directions for Apple Cranberry Stuffed Pork Roast Recipe

  1. Before starting on the pork, put the pork roast in the freezer for 30 minutes to make it easier to cut. While the pork is chilling, you can make the filling.

  2. Bring all the filling ingredients to simmer in medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Cover, reduce heat to low, and cook until apples are very soft, about 20 minutes. Strain through a fine-mesh sieve, reserving the liquid. Use a rubber spatula to press against the apple mixture in the sieve to extract as much liquid out as possible. Return liquid to saucepan and simmer over medium-high heat until reduced to 1/2 cup, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat, set aside and reserve this liquid for use as a glaze. Pulse apple mixture in food processor, about fifteen 1-second pulses. Set aside.

  3. Preheat oven to 350F or prepare your grill for indirect heat. You will be "double-butterflying" the pork roast. Lay the roast down, fat side up. Insert the knife into the roast 1/2-inch horizontally from the bottom of the roast, along the long side of the roast. Make a long cut along the bottom of the roast, stopping 1/2 inch before the edge of the roast. You might find it easier to handle by starting at a corner of the roast.

  4. Open up the roast and continue to cut through the thicker half of the roast, again keeping 1/2 inch from the bottom. Repeat until the roast is an even 1/2-inch thickness all over when laid out.

  5. If necessary, pound the roast to an even thickness with a meat pounder.

  6. Season the inside of the roast well with salt and pepper. Spread out the filling on the roast, leaving a 1/2-inch border from the edges. Starting with the short side of the roast, roll it up very tightly. Secure with kitchen twine at 1-inch intervals. Season the outside of the roast generously with salt and pepper.

  7. Place roast on a rack in a roasting pan, place in oven, on the middle rack.

  8. You can also grill the roast, using indirect heat either gas or charcoal. If you are using charcoal, use about 5 pounds of coals, bank them to one side. Preheat the grill, covered. Wipe the grates with olive oil. Place roast, fat side up, on the side of the grill that has no coals underneath. Place the lid on the grill, with the vent directly over the roast. If you are grilling with gas, place all the burners on high for 15 minutes to heat the grates, brush grates with olive oil, turn off the middle burner, place roast fat-side up on middle burner. If you are grilling, turn roast half way through the cooking.

  9. Cook for 45 to 60 minutes, until the internal temperature of the roast is 130 to 135 degrees. Brush with half of the glaze and cook for 5 minutes longer. Remove the roast from the oven or grill. Place it on a cutting board. Tent it with foil to rest and keep warm for 15 minutes before slicing.

  10. Slice into 1/2-inch wide pieces, removing the cooking twine as you cut the roast. Serve with remaining glaze.

  11. Serves 6-8.


Pork, Main Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 402.2g
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
Saturated Fat
Trans Fat
Total Carbohydrates
Dietary Fiber
Vitamin A 4% Vitamin C 9%
Calcium 10% Iron 17%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.


Calorie Breakdown
Nutrition Breakdown
Daily Values
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
  Good points
  • Low in sodium
  • High in selenium
  • High in thiamin
  •   Bad points
  • Very high in sugar
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