APPLE GLAZED PORK LOIN ROAST WITH PINEAPPLE STUFFING
Servings: makes 12 to 15 (3-ounce) cooked weight servings of pork and 12 servings of stuffing
Preparation time: 30 minutes
Cooking time: roast: 60 to 80 minutes; stuffing: 50 minutes to 1 hour; standing time: 5 to 10 minutes
For the stuffing:
1/2 cup butter, at room temperature
1/3 cup sugar
1 (20-ounce) can crushed pineapple with juice
12 slices dense white bread, cut into 1-inch pieces
For the roast:
3- to 4-pound top loin pork roast
1 tablespoon dried basil
Coarse salt and pepper to taste
For the apple glaze:
1 cup apple juice
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup less-sodium soy sauce
1/4 cup less-sodium Worcestershire sauce
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. For the stuffing: In a large mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar with an electric mixer about 30 seconds to 1 minute or until fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating until incorporated before adding the next egg. Add pineapple with juice and bread pieces and stir until evenly coated with egg mixture. Pour into a 9-by-13-inch baking dish coated with cooking spray. Bake 50 minutes to 1 hour or until browned on top; cool 10 minutes before serving.
Meanwhile, rub pork roast with basil, salt and pepper. Place roast fat-side up in a roasting pan. In a bowl, add apple juice, brown sugar, soy sauce and Worcestershire sauce. Mix well. Using a basting brush, baste roast with apple glaze. Place roast in oven and cook 20 minutes per pound or until pork has reached an internal temperature of 145 degrees. Let stand 5 minutes. Slice pork and serve alongside stuffing.
Per serving (stuffing): 223 calories, 4 grams protein, 10 grams fat (42 percent calories from fat), 5.4 grams saturated fat, 27 grams carbohydrate, 82 milligrams cholesterol, 274 milligrams sodium, 1 gram fiber.
Carb count: 2.
Per serving (pork roast with glaze): 200 calories, 25 grams protein, 6 grams fat (26 percent calories from fat), 1.7 grams saturated fat, 11 grams carbohydrate, 71 milligrams cholesterol, 228 milligrams sodium, no fiber.
Carb count: 1.
By Susan Nicholson
Andrews McMeel Syndication