Autumn Stuffed Pork Loin With Cider Gravy

"Roast pork is one of our favorites, and apples go so well with it. The cider gravy I made up myself and used it on garlic mashed potatoes--this whole meal was served to a group of our local Vietnam Vets and they loved it!"
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Ready In:
1hr 45mins




  • Butterfly the pork loin so that it can be stuffed. Cut kitchen twine into lengths for tying, lay out on work surface, then place roast on top.
  • Chop onion and celery into the same size chunks. Saute in oil until softened. Stir in apples, also cut to size, then 1 tsp thyme, garlic, and a pinch of regular salt. Saute just 1-2 minutes more, so as not to burn the garlic.
  • Remove from heat, let cool, and spoon this filling onto the roast, leaving 1 1/2 inches at each end without filling. This will help keep the filling from oozing out during baking. Fold pork over and tie securely.
  • Sprinkle the outside of roast with coarse salt, ground pepper, and the rest of the thyme.
  • Place on a rack in a roasting pan, pouring 1 cup chicken broth into the bottom.
  • Roast at 325 F until meat reaches at least 145 internally. approximately 90 minutes. Let meat rest, loosely tented with foil, while you prepare gravy.
  • Bring pan drippings plus cider and remaining 1 cup chicken broth to a simmer, scraping up any bits on the bottom of pan.
  • Combine flour and water til smooth, then slowly add to the gravy, to thicken. use as little thickener as possible, to make a thin gravy.

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  1. Made this last night for the family and we loved it. I have started cooking pork lion recently and this recipe is the best yet. The apple and celery with the pork is superb. And it smelled so good while cooking! THX - BB


I live in the Midwest with my husband, cat and two dogs in the 1890's home we have restored. Our favorite spot is the front porch on long summer Sundays, sipping wine and nibbling my latest creation. When not at home, we're off traveling the world, sampling wine and food wherever we go! <br>(although our list of want-to-go destinations still outnumbers the places we've been!) We love to entertain our friends and family and share good food, drink, and great conversation well into the night! <br> <br>I have run my own catering business for the last 8 years or so, and have also worked as an ESL tutor and 911 Dispatcher.
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