Roast Loin of Pork with Pine Nuts and Apricot Stuffing

Prep time 15 min cook time 120 min serves 10-12 Super Easy

This has to be one of the tastiest cuts of pork and you’ll find that a little goes a long way, making this an excellent choice for Sunday lunch. Roast potatoes are really delicious cooked this way around the joint, basting in all the delicious juices.

Typical nutritional content (per portion)

476Calories 10.9gFat 0.6gSaturates 30.9gSugars 0.2gSalt


For the stuffing:

300ml/½ pint cider
3 tablespoons pine nuts
2 tablespoons breadcrumbs
1kg/2lb dried apricots
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 egg yolks
¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

For the pork:
2kg/4lb loin of pork
¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper


For the stuffing

Marinate the dried apricots in a glass bowl in the cider overnight. Drain the apricots. Heat the olive oil in a medium pan and sauté the pine nuts until light gold. Add the apricots, breadcrumbs and black pepper. Add the egg yolk to bind the stuffing

For the pork
Place the saddle, fat side down, on the work surface, cut between the fat and meat of the loin and remove any excess fat from the flap. Spread the meat and flap, showing a pocket. Spread the stuffing along the meat filling between the meat and fat. Roll up the loin tightly and tie with fine string. Sprinkle with salt and pepper as the joint is cooking. Cook at 190°C/375°F/Gas mark 5 for 1½ hours

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