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Fennel, Apple and Blue Cheese Stuffed Pork Loin
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Fennel, Apple and Blue Cheese Stuffed Pork Loin

1 Hr(s) 50 Min(s)
20 Min(s) Prep
1 Hr(s) 30 Min(s) Cook
This stuffed pork loin combines all the best flavors of fall — from Beth Kirby of Local Milk.
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1 serving
Original recipe yields 1 serving
olive oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 medium shallot s, diced
1 medium fennel bulb, diced (about 1 cup)
1/2 teaspoon fennel seed s, crushed
2 tablespoons minced fresh rosemary, divided
1 large tart, firm apple (like Granny Smith), diced (about 1 cup)
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt, plus more for sprinkling
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 tablespoon honey
1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
1 tablespoon apple brandy
1/2 cup crumbled Gorgonzola dolce or other blue cheese
2 strips bacon, fried crispy and crumbled
1 3-4 pound boneless pork loin roast, butterflied
kitchen twine
Reynolds Wrap® Heavy Duty Aluminum Foil
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Let's Make It
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a medium sauté pan, heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil. Add the garlic and shallots and cook on medium heat until fragrant and translucent, about 1–2 minutes. Add the fennel, fennel seed, 1 tablespoon of the rosemary, apple, salt, black pepper, honey, vinegar, and apple brandy. Cook on medium heat until the apple and fennel are browned, about 15 minutes. Fennel should be soft but not mushy and still have some firmness. Remove the filling from heat and cool to room temperature. Toss in the blue cheese and the crispy bacon.
Line a baking sheet with a heavy sheet of Reynolds Wrap® Heavy Duty Aluminum Foil, making sure the sheet is long enough to wrap up over the ends of the roast. Layer another two sheets of aluminum foil over the first one. Set aside.
Place the pork loin fat side down on a work surface, season the inside lightly with salt and pepper and then evenly spread the filling. Roll the pork up lengthwise and tie it securely with kitchen twine. Rub with oil and season evenly with kosher salt. Heat a large heavy skillet (big enough to hold the entire loin) over high heat until very hot. Add the pork loin and brown very well on all sides, about 1 minute per side.
Using tongs, place the roast in the center of the foil. Sprinkle with pepper and the rest of the rosemary. Bring up foil sides. Double fold top and ends to seal packet, leaving room for heat circulation inside.
Bake the wrapped loin for 45 minutes or until an instant-read meat thermometer reads 130°F. Let the pork rest, wrapped, for 10 minutes. Open packet carefully by cutting along top fold with a sharp knife, allowing steam to escape; then open top of foil packet. Slice and serve.
Callout: Line your baking sheet with Reynolds Wrap® Aluminum Foil for quick cleanup.
Calories From Fat
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g
Saturated Fat 0g
Trans Fat 0g
Total Carbohydrates
Dietary Fibers 0g
Sugars 0g
Protein 0g
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
4-6 servings
* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.
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