This stuffed pork loin combines all the best flavors of fall - from Beth Kirby of Local Milk.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
1 hr
total:
1 hr 20 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a medium saute pan, heat 1 tablespoon 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.

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  • 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 Reynolds Wrap® Heavy Duty 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 remaining olive 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 degrees 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.

REYNOLDS KITCHENS TIP

To make it a complete meal, add vegetables to the packet with the roast. Try onions, potatoes, more fennel and whole garlic cloves.

Nutrition Facts

403 calories; protein 30g 60% DV; carbohydrates 21.9g 7% DV; fat 21.3g 33% DV; cholesterol 92.4mg 31% DV; sodium 587.9mg 24% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
08/08/2017
Turned out great! I brined roast first beforehand and didn't use much salt in the recipe. The flavors were awesome. There was a lot of filling but I made it work. I would use either a sweeter apple next time or add in some other fruit like cranberry or cherry. And I cooked the filling with the sauté pan lid off so it was relatively dry when I filled the roast and didn't run out at all. Read More

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
02/12/2016
stuffing was too liquid most fell out of the roast.... however the flavor profile was very good Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
02/12/2016
stuffing was too liquid most fell out of the roast.... however the flavor profile was very good Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/12/2015
Recipe is great flavors perfect with the he pork. However I increased servings to 10 and followed the revised amounts. but the amount of fennel shallot apple and gorganzola in the recipe would've filled two 6 lb loins. I had ton of filling left over. also cooking time needs to be closer to an hour or at least 55 minutes. I cooked for 45 minutes and still had a little too much pink for some eaters. I was fine with it. I'd probably make it again. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
08/08/2017
Turned out great! I brined roast first beforehand and didn't use much salt in the recipe. The flavors were awesome. There was a lot of filling but I made it work. I would use either a sweeter apple next time or add in some other fruit like cranberry or cherry. And I cooked the filling with the sauté pan lid off so it was relatively dry when I filled the roast and didn't run out at all. Read More
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