Pork Pinwheels With Apricot Stuffing Recipe


Preparation Time5 MinDifficulty LevelMedium
MethodMain Ingredient


 Pork tenderloin1 Pound (1 Piece)
 Instant chicken bouillon granules1 Teaspoon
 Hot water2⁄3 Cup (10.67 tbs)
 Snipped dried apricots1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
 Chopped onion2 Tablespoon
 Chopped celery2 Tablespoon
 Butter/Margarine1 Tablespoon
 Ground cinnamon1⁄8 Teaspoon
 Pepper1 Dash
 Dry whole wheat bread cubes2 Cup (32 tbs)
 Cornstarch1 1⁄2 Teaspoon
 Ground nutmeg1 Dash
 Apricot nectar1 Cup (16 tbs)

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 1354 Calories from Fat 279

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 32 g48.7%

Saturated Fat 13.2 g65.9%

Trans Fat 0.2 g

Cholesterol 327.1 mg

Sodium 1579.5 mg65.8%

Total Carbohydrates 154 g51.4%

Dietary Fiber 18.1 g72.4%

Sugars 50.1 g

Protein 115 g229.3%

Vitamin A 59.5% Vitamin C 77.5%

Calcium 10% Iron 34.9%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


Split tenderloin lengthwise, cutting to, but not through, opposite side; open out flat. Working out from center, pound tenderloin lightly with meat mallet to about a 10x6-inch rectangle.
For stuffing, dissolve bouillon in hot water; pour over apricots. Let stand 5 minutes. Cook onion and celery in butter or margarine till tender but not brown. Remove from heat; stir in cinnamon and pepper. Place the dry bread cubes in a large mixing bowl. Add the onion mixture and the apricot mixture; toss lightly to moisten.
Spread stuffing evenly over tenderloin. Roll up jelly-roll style, starting from one of the short sides. Secure meat roll with wooden toothpicks or tie with string at 1-inch intervals. Cut meat roll into six 1-inch slices.
Place meat slices on rack of unheated broiler pan, cut side down. Broil 4 inches from heat for 12 minutes. Turn; broil for 11 to 13 minutes more or till done. Remove toothpicks or string; transfer meat to a serving platter.
Meanwhile, for sauce, combine cornstarch and ground nutmeg. Stir in apricot nectar. Cook and stir till mixture is thickened and bubbly. Cook and stir 2 minutes more. Serve sauce with meat slices.