Apricot Stuffed Pork Tenderloin
Makes 6 servings
2 pork tenderloins (1 pound each)
1 6-ounce package dried apricots
1/3 cup sweet-and-sour salad dressing
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
3 tablespoons teriyaki sauce
2 tablespoons ketchup
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1 onion slice, separated into rings
1 garlic clove, minced
2 teaspoons minced fresh gingerroot
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/8 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
Make a lengthwise cut three-quarters of the way through each tenderloin; pound to flatten evenly. Set aside three apricots for marinade. Stuff remaining apricots into pork to within 1/2 inch of ends; secure with toothpicks or kitchen string.
In a blender, combine the remaining ingredients and reserved apricots. Cover and process until smooth; set aside 1/3 cup. Pour remaining marinade into a large, resealable bag; add tenderloins. Seal bag and turn to coat. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours, turning meat often.
Drain and discard marinade. Place pork in a greased 13- by 9-inch baking dish. Drizzle with reserved marinade. Bake, uncovered, at 400 degrees for 30-35 minutes or until a meat thermometer reads 160 degrees.