Roast Pork Loin With Sweet and Tart Apple Stuffing

Home for the holidays? Try this delicious pork loin recipe with a sweet and tart apple stuffing on the inside and a dried cherry marmalade glaze on top. A special meal any time of year.

Roasted pork loin with sweet and tart apple stuffing wide enlarged

: Serves 6 (1 serving = 1/6 loin or 2.5–3 ounces)


  • Cherry Marmalade Glaze:
  • ½ cup sugar-free orange marmalade
  • ¼ cup apple juice
  • ¼ cup dried cherries
  • 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
  •  Apple Stuffing:
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 2 cups packed cubed Hawaiian rolls (or any white bread)
  • ½ cup finely diced Granny Smith, Macintosh or Honey Crisp apple
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoons finely diced onions
  • 2 tablespoons finely diced celery
  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme or ½ teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • ½ cup low-sodium chicken stock
  • Roast Pork Loin:
  • 1 pound Hormel® natural boneless pork loin
  • 2 18-inch pieces of butcher twine

Nutrition Per Serving

Calories 287 cal
Total Fat 14 g
Saturated Fat 5 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 47 mg
Sodium 338 mg
Carbohydrates 23 g
Protein 16 g
Phosphorus 26 mg
Potassium 330 mg
Dietary Fiber 1 g
Calcium 44 mg


Cherry Marmalade Glaze:

Mix all glaze ingredients in a small saucepan on medium-high heat until marmalade is melted and starts to simmer. Turn off heat and set aside.

Preheat oven to 400° F.

  1. Sauté all ingredients in canola oil except for chicken stock for 2–3 minutes in large sauté pan on medium-high heat.
  2. Slowly add chicken stock until moist, but not too wet. (You may not need it all, depending on how much juice is released from the apples during cooking.)
  3. Remove from heat and chill to room temperature.
  4. Meanwhile, cut five slits about 1 inch apart along the length of the loin, forming several pockets.
  5. Stuff each pocket with about 2 tablespoons of stuffing (there should be a little left over).
  6. Tie one long piece of twine around the length of the loin and tie additional twine across the shorter length as needed to keep the stuffing in place.
  7. Place remaining stuffing on a baking sheet tray, place tied stuffed pork on top and bake for 45 minutes at 400° F or until you reach an internal temperature of 160° F.
  8. Spoon on the dried cherry marmalade glaze, shut oven heat off and let rest in oven for 10–15 minutes. Remove pork loin, slice into portions then serve.