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Pork Tenderloin Stuffed With Caramelised Apples

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“This tender, mouth-watering pork tenderloin is stuffed with apple, pancetta and onion.”
1hr 20mins

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Season the pork on both sides with sea salt and freshly ground black pepper and set aside.
  2. Cook the apple in butter, without stirring for a few minutes until it starts to caramelise. Toss and cook for a few minutes more until caramelised all over. Remove from the pan and set aside.
  3. Add the chopped bacon or pancetta to the same pan and fry for 3-4 minutes. Add the onion and garlic and gently fry with the pancetta until soft.
  4. Add caramelized apples, thyme and bread crumbs, mix and combine, fry for 1-2 minutes. Set aside to cool slightly.
  5. Make a 2.5 cm deep incision down the length of the tenderloin; do not cut all the way through. Open the meat like a book so the tenderloin lies flat. Pound with the flat side of a meat mallet until about 1 cm thick.
  6. Spread the apple mixture evenly along the middle and starting with a long side, tightly roll up the tenderloin. Secure with metal or wooden toothpicks.
  7. Heat the olive oil in a frying pan and brown the pork on all sides for 4-5 minutes. Then place the pork in the oven and cook for about 50 minutes on 160°C, basting with its juices from time to time. When the pork is cooked, remove the meat from the pan and rest in a warm place for 15-20 minutes, covered with foil.
  8. Meanwhile, for the balsamic reduction, heat the balsamic vinegar in a small pan and simmer to reduce to about half. It will have a syrupy consistency. Add smoked paprika, jam and meat broth, stir to combine. Cook some more to obtain the desired consistency.
  9. Serve the pork loin in slightly overlapping slices, with a little of the sauce poured over along and with the rest of the sauce served in a warm jug.

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