Fig and Blue Cheese-Stuffed Pork Tenderloin

Fig and Blue Cheese-Stuffed Pork Tenderloin Recipe
Randy Mayor
An apple glaze and sweet dried figs complement the savory blue cheese in this simple yet refined stuffed pork tenderloin. Serve with wild rice and steamed green beans.


4 servings (serving size: 3 slices)

Recipe from

Cooking Light

Nutritional Information

Calories 274
Caloriesfromfat 30 %
Fat 9.2 g
Satfat 4.6 g
Monofat 3 g
Polyfat 0.6 g
Protein 28.4 g
Carbohydrate 19.7 g
Fiber 2.5 g
Cholesterol 80 mg
Iron 1.8 mg
Sodium 581 mg
Calcium 135 mg


1 (1-pound) pork tenderloin, trimmed
1/2 cup dried figs, coarsely chopped
1/2 cup crumbled blue cheese
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
Cooking spray
1 tablespoon apple jelly, melted


Preheat oven to 450°.

Slice the pork in half lengthwise, cutting to, but not through, other side. Open the halves, laying pork flat. Place pork between 2 sheets of heavy-duty plastic wrap; pound to 1/2-inch thickness using a meat mallet or small heavy skillet. Sprinkle figs and blue cheese over pork, leaving a 1/2-inch margin around outside edges. Roll up the pork, jelly-roll fashion, starting with long side. Secure at 2-inch intervals with twine. Sprinkle pork with salt and pepper, and place on a foil-lined jelly-roll pan coated with cooking spray.

Bake at 450° for 20 minutes. Brush jelly over the pork. Bake an additional 5 minutes or until a thermometer registers 160° (slightly pink). Let stand for 10 minutes. Discard twine; cut pork into 12 (1-inch-thick) slices.

Marge Perry,

Cooking Light

January 2007
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