Apricot and Pecan-Stuffed Pork Loin Roast

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READY IN: 1hr 30mins
SERVES: 10
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Coarsely chop apricots, dates, pecans, garlic, 1/2 teaspoon salt and pepper in a food processor.
  • Add 2 tablespoons thyme, 1 tablespoon molasses and 2 tablespoons oil.
  • Process until mixture is finely chopped, but not smooth.
  • To butterfly the roast, make a lengthwise cut down the center of each roast half, cutting to, but not through, the bottom.
  • Starting from the cut that was just made, slice horizontally toward one side, stopping 1/2 inch from edge.
  • Repeat with other roast half.
  • Open each half and flatten to a ½-inch thickness using a meat mallet or rolling pin.
  • Spread apricot mixture evenly over pork.
  • Roll each half, jellyroll fashion, starting with long side.
  • Secure with string.
  • Place both rolls, seam side down, in a shallow roasting pan.
  • Brush with remaining 2 tablespoons oil and sprinkle with remaining thyme.
  • Bring bourbon, broth and remaining 3 tablespoons molasses to a boil in a large saucepan.
  • Remove from heat.
  • Carefully ignite bourbon mixture with a long match.
  • When flames die, pour over rolls.
  • Bake 1 to 11/2 hours, or until meat thermometer inserted in thickest portion registers 160 F.
  • Remove pork from pan and keep warm; reserve drippings.
  • Pour reserved drippings in a small saucepan.
  • Add cream and remaining salt.
  • Cook over medium-high heat, stirring constantly, until slightly thickened.
  • Slice pork and serve with sauce.
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