Apricot-Pecan Stuffed Pork Tenderloins


Apricot-Pecan Stuffed Pork Tenderloins

Apricot-Pecan Stuffed Pork Tenderloins

Recipe provided courtesy of Taste of Home magazine.  Find more great recipes at



This unique blend of ingredients is a pleasant surprise of the sweet apricot-and-thyme-flavored tenderloin.  My sister gave me this recipe 15 years ago, and it’s been a favorite ever since.    * This recipe is Diabetic Friendly! *

            Mary Ann Dell                                                                   Phoenixville, Pennsylvania


Apricot-Pecan Stuffed Pork Tenderloins Recipe

Apricot-Pecan Stuffed Pork Tenderloins

1 pork tenderloin (1 lb.)

¾ cup dried apricots

4 ½ tsp. chopped pecans

3 tsp. dried thyme, divided

1 garlic clove, minced

¼ tsp. salt

1/8 tsp. pepper

1 ½ tsp. molasses

1 tsp. canola oil

½ cup reduced-sodium chicken broth


Cut tenderloin horizontally from the long side to within ½ inch of opposite side.  Open meat so it lies flat; cover with plastic wrap.  Flatten to ½ inch thickness; remove plastic.

In a food processor, combine the apricots, pecans, 2 teaspoons thyme, garlic, salt and pepper; cover and process until finely chopped.  Add molasses and oil; process until blended.  Spread apricot mixture over the meat within ¾ inch of edges.  Roll up jelly-roll style, starting with a long side; tie with kitchen string at 1 ½ inch intervals.

Line a roasting pan with heavy-duty foil.  Place meat on a rack in prepared pan.  Pour broth over meat and sprinkle with remaining thyme.  Bake at 400 F. for 40-45 minutes or until juices run clear and meat thermometer reads 160 F.  Let stand for 5-10 minutes before slicing.          4 servings


(Recipe for Apricot-Pecan Stuffed Pork Tenderloins was on www.tasteofhome.com, 2014)


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