Bacon Wrapped Butternut and Apple Stuffed Pork Loin

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OH MAN THIS RECIPE IS GOOOOOD! Thursday’s is girls night for my friend Tab and I, when we can get together, have dinner, and watch Grays and Scandal. Perfect for testing out blog recipes, because Tab is a straight-shooter. Verdict on this: killed it. There is just something about the butternut/apple combination that is delightful. Plus it pairs beautiful with pork. Why not wrap the stuffed pork in a bacon weave? Homey, with a layering of flavor, this is a winner for the Delishmas dinner!

Bacon Wrapped Butternut and Apple Stuffed Pork

  • Package of bacon
  • Pork Loin
  • Butternut squash, cubed
  • 2 apples, diced
  • 1/3 cup pecans
  • Rosemary
  • Cinnamon
  • Nutmeg
  • Sea Salt
  • tiny bit of cayenne pepper007

Let’s Make it Happen: I started by dicing up the butternut and apples. They great thing about butternut is you can find it already cubed, I’m freak though and like to have my hands in the whole process, so I cute up a whole one. My method is to cut off the top, then keep cutting slices down. Chop off the skin and cut the slice into cubes. Keep working your way down. That’s it. Do the butternut first because it takes more time, plus you don’t want your apples to start browning while you’re working your way through the squash. Next I took a big knife, shoved it in the pork loin, jiggled and created a nice whole and cavity for the stuffing to enter. Toss the squash, apples, and pecans in a bowl with the seasonings. Push some of this into the pork. Save the rest to bake up around the pork. Weave the bacon, creating a lovely lattice. Season the entire pork. I chose to use rosemary, cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger here (no salt because of the bacon). Place the pork at one end of the weave, roll covering the entire thing. Place in a pan. Surround with the rest of the butternut apple bake. Cook at 400 for 45 minutes. Turn it down to 350 and cook for another 45 minutes. Slice and enjoy with the bake. Yummy!009

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