Pork and apple is a classic combination, and this recipe presents it in a unique way with an apple stuffing and apple butter glaze. Caramelized Apple-Stuffed Roast Pork with Apple Butter Glaze is a spectacular addition to your dinner table.
Pork and apples is a classic combination, but until now my experience of the apple part of the equation has been limited to applesauce. I decided to take this concept further by stuffing a pork loin roast with Ambrosia apples that were sautéed in caramel. As if that weren’t enough, I glazed the roast with my homemade apple butter. Thyme was my herb of choice for this dish, appearing in both the stuffing and the glaze.
Apple-Stuffed Pork Roast
The result was even better than I had hoped. The apple butter glaze was sticky and nicely caramelized, which heightened its flavour. The Ambrosia apples held their shape throughout the baking period, adding flavour to the pork and serving as a side (interior?) dish in their own right.
Served with apple mashed potatoes (yes, another apple brainstorm) and crisp green beans, this was an elegant and satisfying meal. It was certainly fit for a dinner party, but made a no-particular-occasion dinner special in its own right.
DISCLOSURE: In 2014 the Ontario Apple Growers provided me with a box of Ambrosia apples from Martin’s Family Fruit Farm in Waterloo to cook with and write about. I received no compensation for this. All opinions are my own and my love for apples is genuine.
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First Published 2014 02 14
Updated 2020 12 31