Pork Loin Filled with Apricot-Cranberry Stuffing

by BnB Finder | October 21st, 2014 | Best BnB Bites, Recipes

Pork LoinStuffing is not just for turkey, and it doesn’t have to consist mainly of breadcrumbs. In this recipe, pork chops are stuffed with a sweet and tart fruit (and breadcrumb) filling that sets off their mild flavor. They’re first browned for crispness, then baked to cook them through with a minimum of fuss. Meanwhile, you’re making a simple sauce out of fresh ingredients to finish off the dish. Though this all takes preparation, it’s worth it for a special occasion at home. From the Castle in the Country in Allegan, Michigan, a great place for a celebration or just a relaxing weekend.



Pork Loin Filled with Apricot-Cranberry Stuffing

Yields 8
Baked pork chops with a sweet and tart fruit filling and homemade sauce


  1. 2 cups diced dried apricots and dried cranberries
  2. 1 cup orange Juice
  3. 1 cup chicken stock
  4. ½ cup (approx) breadcrumbs
  5. ¼ cup chopped hazelnuts (optional)
  6. 4 boneless pork loin chops
  7. 2 leeks
  8. 2/3 cup orange juice
  9. 2/3 cup chicken stock
  10. chopped fresh rosemary
  11. zest of one orange
  12. 2 Tb. butter
  13. chopped parsley
  1. Put apricots, cranberries, orange juice, and stock in a saucepan, bring to a boil and reduce to a thick syrup. Add breadcrumbs to soak up liquid and nuts.
  2. Stab and sweep pork loin chops to make a pocket and fill with about ¼ cup stuffing
  3. Brown in saute pan with olive oil and remove to ovenproof dish.
  4. Bake until internal temperature reaches 165
  5. Meanwhile, thinly slice leeks and sauté in the pan with about 1 Tb. reserved cooking fat
  6. Add 2/3 cup orange juice and cook to loosen any brown bits
  7. Add 2/3 cup stock, rosemary, and orange zest. Reduce to about half and keep warm
  8. Swirl in 2 Tb butter and chopped parsley
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