Apple-Raisin-Stuffed Pork Loin

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Title: Apple-Raisin-Stuffed Pork Loin
Yield: 6 Servings
Categories: Pork

Ingredients:

2 tb Chopped green onions
1 1/2 c Unpeeled; chopped apple
1/2 c Soft whole wheat breadcrumbs
1/3 c Raisins; chopped
1/4 c Chopped fresh parsley
1/4 ts Salt
1/8 ts Pepper
1 1/2 lb Boneless pork loin; trimmed
1 1/2 ts Dried Italian seasoning
1/4 ts Salt
1 tb Cornstarch
3/4 c Apple juice
1 ts Sugar
1 tb Water
Watercress sprigs; red
-grapes, for garnish


Saute green onions in a skillet coated with cooking spray until tender;
remove from heat.

Stir in apple and next 5 ingredients; set aside.

Prepare pork loin for stuffing.

Spread apple mixture over flattened pork loin, leaving a 1/2 inch border;
rll up pork loin, jellyroll fashion, starting with long side.

Tie rolled loin. Place on a rack coated with cooking spray; place rack in a
shallow roasting pan. Coat loin with cooking spray; sprinkle with Italian
seasoning and 1/4 teaspoon salt.

Bake covered, at 350 for 1 hour and 5 minutes or until a meat thermometer
registers 160. Let stand 10 minutes before slicing.

Whisk cornstarch and next 3 ingredients in a small heavy saucepan. Bring
mixture to a boil over medium heat, whisking constantly. Boil, whisking
constantly, 1 minute. Serve with stuffed pork loin. Garnish, if desired.
Makes 6 servings.

Note: To prepare pork loin for stuffing, slice pork loin lengthwise down
the center, cutting to, but not through the bottom. Starting from center
cut, make a horizontal cut toward 1 side, stopping 1/2 inch from edge.
Repeat on opposite side. Unfold loin so that it is flat.

Flatten loin evenly to about a 12x8 inch rectangle using a meat mallet or
rolling pin.

After stuffing and rolling, tie the loin at 2 inch intervals with heavy
string or kitchen twine. Be sure to bake seam side down.

Recipe by: America's Best Loved Recipes

Posted to MC-Recipe Digest V1 #995 by L979 on Jan 8, 1998