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Fruit & Nut Stuffed Pork Roast
Source: National Pork Board

Pork Roast stuffed with apricots, dates, and pecans, and glazed with molasses and bourbon.

Prep Time: 45 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hours
Difficulty: Intermediate

Nutrition Facts

Makes 8 servings
Amount Per Serving
Calories 352.2
Total Carbs 17.4 g
Dietary Fiber 1.8 g
Sugars 9.9 g
Total Fat 12.7 g
Saturated Fat 4.1 g
Unsaturated Fat 1.8 g
Potassium 589.4 mg
Protein 29.5 g
Sodium 220.3 mg
Dietary Exchanges
1 Fat , 1 Fruits , 4 Meat , 1/2 Other Carbs
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Note: One or more ingredients from this recipe are not included in the nutritional analysis above. Either the ingredient is missing from our database or is listed as "optional" in the recipe.
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2 lb  Pork, chop/roast, center rib loin, lean, raw
1 tbsp  ground thyme
0.6667 cup  Bourbon, 86 proof
0.6667 cup  low fat unsalted chicken broth
1 tbsp  molasses
0 1/4 cup  Cream, light
0 1/4 tsp  salt
0 1/2 cup  Dates, pitted
2 oz  dried apricots
0 1/4 cup  chopped pecans
1 each  medium garlic cloves
1 1/2 tsp  ground thyme
1 tbsp  molasses
0 1/4 tsp  salt
0 1/4 tsp  black pepper
  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In a medium bowl, toss together all stuffing ingredients, set aside.
  3. In a large saucepan, combine bourbon, broth and molasses and bring to a boil, remove from heat and set aside.
  4. Butterfly (cut lengthwise almost all the way through) the pork loin. Lay open and pat flat.
  5. Starting in the center of the opened loin, butterfly again on the left side.
  6. Butterfly again on the right hand side, lay open and pat flat. Evenly spread stuffing over loin.
  7. Roll the loin up, like a jelly roll, and tie securely at 2-3 inch intervals with kitchen twine. Place loin in a shallow roasting pan, sprinkle with the tablespoon of thyme and pour bourbon mixture over.
  8. Roast 45 minutes-1 hour, or until internal temperature, measured with a meat thermometer, is 150-155 degrees F., basting occasionally with bourbon glaze.
  9. Remove pork from pan, reserving the drippings, and keep warm.
  10. Add cream and 1/4 teaspoon salt to pan drippings. Cook over medium-high heat, stirring constantly, until slightly thickened.
  11. Slice pork, removing twine as necessary, and arrange on serving platter. Serve with pan sauce.

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