Stuffed Pork Loin (Apple)

Discussion in 'Pork' started by bearcarver, Sep 18, 2013.

  1. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Stuffed Pork Loin (Apple)

    I've seen a few of these, and always wanted to try one, so I finally went for it !!
    I got hold of a couple pieces of Pork Loin, about one foot long each ($1.79 LB)

    First Day (Prepping)
    I filleted them with the small fish fillet knife in my kit. I found that even though I'm pretty good at filleting a fish, or something round, getting around corners like you have in a loin is different. I played it safe & didn't make it too thin, so as not to get any slice-thrus.

    Then I spread Apple Pie filling on both pieces, and rolled them, and tied each one in 5 places.

    Then coated with mustard and rub, wrapped with plastic wrap, and put in the fridge overnight.

    The next day (Smoking):
    11:30--------------I preheated my MES 40 to 220*, and lit my AMNPS (50/50 Hickory/Apple).
    12:00---------------Put meat on 2nd rack from top, and AMNPS on bottom bars.
    4:30-----------------Meat IT ranged from 146* to 151* (Cut heat back to 100*)
    5:00-----------------Pulled both Pieces. IT ranged from 149* to 153*.

    Slice, plate, add sides, and eat.

    Thanks for looking,


    Two Pork Loin Halves ($1.79 a pound)

    Get out my little filleting kit:

    Closer Look:

    Filleted & Apple Filling added:

    Stuffed, Rolled, Rubbed, Wrapped, and Refrigerated over night:

    Ready to smoke:

    In the MES 40.
    Had to put some cardboard up to block the wind:

    Got my Magical AMNPS going good:

    Fresh out of smoker:

    First slices for Me & Mrs Bear:

    Bear's Supper:


    The rest of the slices:

    7 more pairs going into the freezer for future meals for Me & the Missus:

    Also we ate 6 slices in 3 meals, and gave 3 slices to our Son.
    c farmer, disco, jcohen1005 and 2 others like this.
  2. humdinger

    humdinger Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Yum. Great idea using the pie filling. I might try one apple and one peach if I ever get around to doing this. Nice job bear.
  3. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Good looking food.

    I will have to try this.
  4. redneck69

    redneck69 Smoking Fanatic

    looks good as always Bear....i did one of these a few months back along with some other goodies for the 4th
  5. Looks great! What rub did you use? Will have to try this as soon as we dry out from the flooding. We are still on boil water to use.:bravo:
  6. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Nice job Bear.....  Excellent idea on using the filling...    [​IMG].... 
  7. chef willie

    chef willie Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Nice job on the tuck & roll there Bear. Beautiful color, looks nice & juicy (always an issue with loins) and a good thick cut. Taters & gravy always a hit here and I'm happy to see you with some green on the plate...LOL.....good job......Willie
  8. dr k

    dr k Master of the Pit

    Looks delicious!  I'm going to try this and reserve some of the liquid pie filling for a glaze at the end.

  9. dewboy

    dewboy Newbie

    I have never done it exactly that way but looks great. I have used a steel and made a hole in the center of the loin and then stuffed it with dried apricots  and have also used fresh jalapenos (just trimmed off the stem and shoved them in the loin. Both ways turned out great and have served both at a cook out and the folks were divided about 50-50 as to which they preferred. Great job filleting the loin. I have never tried that trick but will store it away and give it a try some day.........dewboy
  10. Nice looking loin Bear  [​IMG]    I wouldn't shy away from it!  [​IMG]
  11. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looks Great as usual Bear! Add some homemade kraut to that and I be in heaven!
  12. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Thanks HD !!

    Thank You farmer!!

    Thanks Redneck!!

    I think yours was one of the ones that inspired me!

  13. woodcutter

    woodcutter Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Looks great and sounds great! Probably better with the pie filling than with applesauce.
  14. Thanks Bear for this fantastic idea!  Will be stopping at the store this afternoon to pick up a couple of loins w/fruit filling for tomorrow's project.  I've done stuffed loins w/homemade chorizo and fresh fruit salsa (lots of work) and always enjoyed them.  I like your ideas and this looks like easy prep and I like easy prep with full flavors :)
  15. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Thanks Cuzz!!

    I get the rub from a Buddy of mine.

    Got to be a pain boiling your water. Glad you made it through in one piece!!

    Thanks Dave!!

    Thanks Willie!!

    Yup---Really tender & moist.

    Mashed with gravy first night----French fries with gravy second nigh------Mashed with butter third night. I love 'em all.

    LOL----I always have green, but sometimes there isn't room on the first plate.

  16. kathrynn

    kathrynn Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    That looks soooo good.  Would be great for a Fall meal.....I would add sweet taters and/or turnip greens and some corn bread!

    Made me drool!  [​IMG]

  17. teeznuts

    teeznuts Master of the Pit

    Looks awesome! Shouldn't "close up" read "bear view" instead? Either way I'm adding to my to do soon list.
  18. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    As usual, you are an innovator, Bear. Also the Qview and instructions are great.

    Sadly, now there is on more thing on my to do list!


  19. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Thanks Kurt !!!

    Sounds like a good idea!!

    Thank You Dewboy!!

    Thank You B !!

    Thanks Case!!!

  20. foamheart

    foamheart Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Looks good, sounds pretty dang tastee........You inspire, I am now thinking what a rolled up loin with home made apple butter would be like. Gonna put that on my list, I just did 4 whole loins, its time for something else...... but apple butter. Hmmmmmm........

    Lookin Good Senor~Bear!

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