10 servings (serving size: 3 ounces pork and 1/2 cup stuffing)

As dramatic as a crown roast of pork may be, a boneless pork loin roast is just more practical today. It's leaner,easier to find, and simplier to prepare. We've substituted lean ham for the pork sausage and added a piquant glaze and more spices reflective of today's hunger for bigger, bolder flavors.

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 400°.

Step 2

To prepare the stuffing, arrange bread cubes in a single layer on a jelly-roll pan. Bake at 400° for 6 minutes or until toasted; set aside. Melt butter in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add ham; sauté 4 minutes or until lightly browned. Add onion and next 5 ingredients (onion through garlic); cook over medium-high heat 5 minutes or until tender. Add apple, salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper; cook 2 minutes. Add bread cubes and apple juice to stuffing mixture, stir gently. Set aside.

Step 3

To prepare roast, trim fat from pork. Combine garlic powder and next 6 ingredients (garlic powder through 1/4 teaspoon pepper) in a small bowl; rub evenly over pork. Place pork on a broiler pan coated with cooking spray; insert meat thermometer into thickest portion of pork. Bake at 400° for 30 minutes. Combine the jelly, ginger, and lemon rind in a small bowl. Brush jelly mixture over roast. Spoon the stuffing onto the broiler pan around pork. Cover with foil, and bake at 400° for 15 minutes; uncover and bake an additional 15 minutes or until thermometer reaches 155°, basting pork occasionally with jelly mixture. Cover and let stand 10 minutes before slicing.

Chef's Notes

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Ratings & Reviews

MissesG's Review

July 16, 2014

ginnybunk's Review

January 28, 2012
I use this recipe often. It originally had so many good reviews (seems like most recipes online have had most of their reviews removed). I don't make the stuffing but do the pork. However, after the quick 400 degree for 15 minutes portion, Then I put it in a slow oven, wrapped completely around in foil to contain the juices for about 2 hours (at 300 or less - 275 for me since I have a hot oven). It always comes out so juicy and it's still great after freezing.

sweetnessgibers's Review

November 04, 2010
I made this for my adult children & spouse for Easter. They raved about it & said it was one of the best meals I've made. It's definitely a "keeper".

DorisLQ's Review

February 16, 2009
I don't see how lean pork loin can come out juicy for others and not for me, even tho I took it out at 140'. I also didn't know whether to use the broiler rack as well. I did and the stuffing was delicious. I didn't see much use in the glaze altho the others liked it. I couldn't find apple jelly so used apple pepper jelly I had and it was fine. Next time I will do what the "otherwhitemeat" website suggests: brine the roast and then put it on the electric smoker with water bath. Will let you know how it turns out.

keberlein's Review

December 25, 2008
I found this recipe disappointing. It was too sweet; the glaze overrode the savory edge that I had supposed that the spice rub would add. The stuffing didn't have much pizzazz either. If you try it, do use a thermometer with a remote temperature gauge; it cooked MUCH faster than the times suggested. The pork loin was exactly 3 lbs and got to 145 in less than half the time suggested.