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Apple-Stuffed Pork Roast

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Ingredients

1 small apple, chopped

1/2 cup soft bread crumbs

1/4 cup chopped celery

2 tablespoons raisins

2 tablespoons chopped walnuts

2 tablespoons sliced green onions

Dash ground nutmeg

2 tablespoons apple juice or apple cider

3/4 pound pork tenderloin, trimmed of fat

1/2 cup apple juice or apple cider

1 1/2 teaspoon cornstarch

1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Directions

For stuffing, stir together the chopped apple, bread crumbs, celery, raisins, walnuts, green onions and nutmeg. Stir in 1 tbsp. of apple juice or apple cider. Butterfly the pork tenderloin.

Cover meat with clear plastic wrap. Pound with a meat mallet to 1/2-inch thickness. Spread stuffing over meat. Roll up meat starting from one of the short sides. Tie with string to secure. Brush with some of the remaining 1 tbsp. apple juice. Place meat on a rack in a shallow roasting pan. Roast, uncovered, in a 350ยบ F oven for 1 to 1 1/4 hours or until meat is no longer pink, brushing with the remainder of the 1 tbsp. apple juice after 30 minutes.

Meanwhile, in a small saucepan stir together the 1/2 cup apple juice or apple cider, cornstarch and cinnamon. Cook and stir until thickened. Once bubbles start to form, cook and stir for 2 minutes more. Serve with roast.

Nutritional information per serving:
199 calories 6g fat 59mg cholesterol 80mg sodium
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