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When I was challenged by KitchenAid, The Food Network and Chef Geoffrey Zakarian to create a unique, outside of the box apple dish, I was so excited. I LOVE challenges like these especially when working with an ingredient like an apple. It can be a sweet dessert or a savory addition to a main dish. I thought on it a bit and decided that naturally I enjoy apple and pork together. I also love apple and gouda cheese. So why not combine the three?
My resulting dish? A slightly sweet, smoky savory Smoked Stuffed Apple Gouda Pork Tenderloin.
Since it’s summer, we use our smoker outside to cook most of our meats. I thought it’d lend a great flavor to my apple dish and I was right but you could slide it into a new black stainless oven from KitchenAid and have a fab result too!
Making this recipe is actually quite simple but people will think you spent hours preparing it. Simply slice your pork tenderloin thin, layer on the grated apple and gouda, season and roll. Put on to smoke and let ‘er cook.
Smoked Stuffed Apple Gouda Pork Tenderloin
- Pork Tenderloin
- 3 Granny Smith Apples
- 1 Small Block Gouda Cheese
- Salt & Pepper
- Olive Oil
- Fresh Rosemary
- Filet your pork tenderloin to make one long flat rectangle
- Pound filet thin
- Peel apple and grate into shreds
- Grate gouda into shreds
- Spread apple and gouda shreds evenly over pork
- Season with salt and pepper to taste
- Roll pork tightly
- Apply olive oil over outside of pork roll
- Top with fresh rosemary
- Place in smoker or oven and cook until pork temperature reaches 160 degrees (National Pork Board recommends a temperature between 145-160)
- Remove and let rest 3 minutes
- Cut and serve
Done! The apple softens just a bit during the smoking process but does not get mushy while the cheese melts to a gooey yumminess. I decided to season only with salt and pepper to let the natural flavors shine through.
I served it up with a simple salad of greens, saute’d mushrooms and apple slices along with my Citrus Whiskey Cocktail. DELISH!
Now it’s YOUR turn.
What kind of dish would YOU
create to celebrate the amazing apple?
Enter the Food Network and KitchenAid apple recipe challenge for your chance to win:
“Food Network Kitchens will select the top 4 recipe submissions and the 4 finalist will win a trip for 2 to NYC to push their limits in a live cook-off to cook their dish to be judged by FN chef Geoffrey Zakarian.
1 winner will receive the grand prize of a suite of KitchenAid Black Stainless Steel Appliances and a private cooking lesson with Geoffrey Zakarian.”
*Contest Dates: 8/17 – 9/14
What apple dish would you make for the #KitchenAidContest?
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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of KitchenAid. The opinions and text are all mine.