California Raisin Winning Recipes

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April 16, 2013

Meet the winner of our California Raisins recipe contest, and her winning pork loin.

Winner
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FELICE BOGUS4_EDITAs a native of Brooklyn, N.Y., Felice Bogus has eaten her share of Italian food. But as a resident of the Tar Heel state for the past 17 years, she enjoys Southern food, too. A combination of these cuisines played a role in her winning recipe submitted to our Simply Real, Simply Delicious with California Raisins recipe contest. Her Sweet Stuffed Sicilian Pork Loin takes its cue from the Sicilian classic, Braciola, beef rolled around a stuffing of breadcrumbs and parsley. To salute her adopted state, she substituted pork for beef, added spinach and pine nuts and tossed in a good dose of raisins, providing a sweet counterpart to the prosciutto, also in the filling. “I would have grilled it, too, but then we wouldn’t have the delicious pan sauce.”

Felice has been a finalist in a number of recipe contests across the country. She lives in Raleigh, N.C., with her husband and 11-year-old daughter.

Watch this video of Felice making the pork loin and see her winning recipe:

We loved so many of the submitted recipes we couldn’t pick just one! Here three more fantastic recipes from the contest:

Golden Raisin Rounds with Orange-Laced Brown Butter Icing

First Runner Up
Golden Raisin Rounds with Orange-Laced Brown Butter Icing
Recipe by Barbara Estabrook, Rhinelander, Wis

Amazing Glazed Chicken in Romaine with Asian Raisin Relish

Second Runner Up
Amazing Glazed Chicken in Romaine with Asian Raisin Relish
Recipe by Janice Elder, Charlotte, N.C.

Raisin-Oat Orange Muffins

Honorable Mention
Raisin-Oat Orange Muffins
Recipe by Hazel Nute, Tacoma, Wash.

Sweet Stuffed Sicilian Pork Loin

Sweet Stuffed Sicilian Pork Loin

California raisins star in this show-stopping Italian-inspired pork roast.

Golden Raisin Rounds with Orange-Laced Brown Butter Icing

Golden Raisin Rounds with Orange-Laced Brown Butter Icing

First runner-up in our California Raisin recipe contest, these cookies are tender and delicious.

Amazing Glazed Chicken in Romaine with Asian Raisin Relish

Amazing Glazed Chicken in Romaine with Asian Raisin Relish

Second runner-up in our California Raisins recipe contest, this chicken dish features a spicy fruit mixture and Asian flavors.

Raisin-Oat Orange Muffins

Raisin-Oat Orange Muffins

Honorable mention winner in our California Raisin recipe contest, these muffins are perfect for breakfast.

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