Tasty Tuesday – Apple Stuffed Pork Loin

Hello everyone! It’s time for another Tasty Tuesday, this one’s coming to you a little later than normal because I wanted to wait until I actually ate some of it before sharing it. You know, just in case it turned out horrible and I was left to write a totally different blog post.

I’ve searched up and down for the video on Facebook that this recipe was inspired by but I can’t seem to find it. From what I recall the video involved making a teriyaki glaze for the pork loin to slow cook in but since I’ve opted for a different glaze, I guess it doesn’t really matter too much whether or not you see the video. Turns out there are lots of different apple stuffed pork recipes out there but this one is mine!

The ingredients you’ll need to replicate this recipe are:

  • Pork tenderloin (2 pieces)
  • 1 apple
  • Extra virgin olive oil (or some other oil to make dressing)
  • Dijon mustard
  • Honey
  • Apple cider vinegar

I’ve never worked with pork tenderloin before so this was a bit of an experiment. I’m really into crockpot recipes right now so I figured I would give it a try. Plus, pork loins were on sale last week at the grocery store we go to so it was budget savvy as well!

To start out, cut up 1 medium sized apple into thick slices. My apple yielded 14 slices (after I had munched on a few of them) so I did 7 slits in each of my pork loins. Then you just slide the apples in the slits (make sure you don’t cut all the way through!) and place these in the bottom of the crockpot.

I did something that I don’t normally do: I measured the ingredients I used! What I used for the glaze is a homemade salad dressing that I make all the time but rather than just throw it together I actually measured it out just in case anyone here wants to try this recipe for themselves.

The dressing is based off of one from Walt Disney World. A couple years back we had lunch at Liberty Tree Tavern and tried the Colony Salad which you can check out here. As far as salads go it was one of the best I’ve ever had so when we got home we looked up the recipe on All Ears since they’re recipes for Disney Theme Parks food are pretty on point. I use this dressing a lot when I’m in the mood for salads, it’s low calorie and really simple to make.

I don’t actually use the full recipe all the time and in this case I brought it down to four ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup of Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons of oil (canola, olive, etc.)
  • 2 teaspoons of honey
  • 1 teaspoon of dijon mustard

If you check out the recipe on All Ears you’ll see they use more oil than vinegar but I prefer the sharp taste the vinegar gives it over the oil so I’ve switched things around. Plus I like the thinner consistency but I’m sure it would be good either way!

Once the dressing was made I poured it over the two pork loins, slapped the lid on the crockpot and left it on low for 8 hours. The smell of the apples and the vinegar really permeated the room whenever I lifted the lid to check and I was dying to have a taste of it all day.

Now after having more than just a tiny bite after packing it away, I’m pleased to say it turned out awesome! It’s got a sharpness to it from the dressing and the slow cooker made the meat nice and tender. It shreds apart really nicely but also has a wonderful crispy outside. Definitely a recipe I suggest and one I’ll probably end up making again!

What have you been making lately? Please feel free to share any food posts you’ve made recently and I’ll be sure to check them out!

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