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How to Cook Crown Roast of Pork Recipe

Crown roast of pork recipe in oven is beautiful and delicious to serve for dinner. Season with garlic and herbs or our Dry Rub for Pork Chops to make fork tender and juicy. Using bone-in pork loin or a rack of ribs shaped into a circle makes it look like a fancy main dish to serve for special occasions.

Crown Roast of Pork Recipe

A pork crown roast is a spectacular and festive centerpiece for special occasions and holiday feasts. It is made by fashioning a circle or crown shape from one or two racks of pork loin that are tied together, creating a visually impressive presentation. (affiliate links present)

How to Cook Crown of Pork

You can make this as is as explained step by step below, or stuffed with something in the center. Apples would bring a bit of sweetness to the meat, or a classic batch of prepared Pepperidge Farm Sausage Stuffing we make here with spicy ground meat is the bomb.

If all you can find is ribs, you can create a version of this in a sense but it won’t quite look the same. Reason why these don’t work as well is that the bone sticks out on both ends and there isn’t nearly as much meat on the bone either. But if that is all you can find you can Cook Ribs in Oven at 350 and still tie it to kinda’ look like this too.

Crown of Pork

How Long to Cook a Crown Roast

How Long to Cook Bone In Pork Chops depends on the size and thickness. Ensure your crown roast is properly cleaned and trimmed by your butcher. It should come tied in a circle. If it’s not tied, you may need to use kitchen twine to shape it into this shape. Rub the entire surface of the pork or lamb crown roast with olive oil to help the seasoning adhere.

If you want to protect the exposed bones from excessive browning or charring, you can cover them with foil or use crown roast covers. Put the pork or lamb crown roast in a roasting pan with a rack. The rack allows for even cooking and allows air circulation around the roast.

Pork Crown Roast Ingredients

Use salt, pepper, or your preferred seasoning blend. Consider using herbs like rosemary, thyme, or garlic for added flavor.

  • 1 bone in pork loin a.k.a pork crown, 10-12 ribs
  • 3 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp coriander
  • 2 tsp pepper
  • 4 sprigs thyme
  • 4 sprigs rosemary
  • 3 sprigs sage
  • 4 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic

You’ll want a roasting pan, roasting rack, knife, cutting board, and platter to serve the rib bones once sliced for this. Take note of our Leftover Ribs Recipe if you do not finish this all the first day.

How to Cook a Crown Roast

How to Cut a Crown Roast

First off you always want your meat to rest for 15 up to 30 minutes before cutting it at all or juices will run out and not stay within the protein itself.

This is a bit different from cutting a traditional bone-in or boneless roast. The presentation is important, and you’ll want to carve it to highlight the individual ribs and create an attractive serving. Start by carefully removing any kitchen twine that was used to tie it into shape. Take your time to avoid damaging the roast’s appearance. Put the roast on a cutting board and have a sharp knife handy so it slides right thru.

Hold steady with one hand and use your carving knife with the other to slice between the ribs. Cut down along the bones from the top down to the bottom. This will separate the roast into individual rib chops. As you slice, arrange them on a serving platter in a circular or semi-circular fashion to maintain the shape.

The curved shape of the platter can help recreate the crown appearance. You can garnish it with herbs or other decorative elements if desired. Each guest can then take a baked pork chop from the platter, and you can enjoy your impressive and delicious centerpiece.

Pork Crown Roast

Baked Crown Roast Recipe in the Oven

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Mix salt, spices and thyme leaves (from 1-2 sprigs) in a bowl. Rub the pork crown on all sides with olive oil, and then with a mixture of fresh herbs, salt, spices and thyme.

  • Make punctures with a knife all over the pork. Cut the garlic cloves into thin sticks, insert them into the punctures in the pork. This will give the pork a garlicky flavor. Use twine to stand rack up with bones facing up, tight so it stays in a round shape.
  • Add sprigs of thyme, rosemary, and sage to the pork.
  • Place the pork crown on a roasting rack inside your roasting pan with bones sticking up. Wrap the ends of the ribs in foil so that they do not char.
  • Cover the oven dish with a foil tent and place in the oven. Put pork Roast in the oven for 20 minutes. Then lower the temperature to 320 F and roast for another 2 hours (the last half hour without foil).
  • The temperature inside the roasted pork should be 140 F when done.
  • Allow to sit and rest for 10 minutes. Remove sprigs of herbs, as well as kitchen string and foil. Serve the pork crown whole or cut into portions according to the number of ribs.

This is how to cook bulgur wheat, a great side dish that is healthy and pairs well with this dish. You can certainly make stuffing separately too on stove over high heat in like 15 minutes if you use something like stovetop beforehand if you do want to serve together.

Baked Crown Roast Recipe

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Crown Roast of Pork Recipe

Crown roast of pork recipe in oven is beautiful and delicious to serve for dinner. Season with garlic and herbs, fork tender and moist.
Course Entree
Cuisine American
Keyword baked, crown roast, pork
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours 30 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 66kcal
Author The Typical Mom

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 400F. Mix salt, spices and thyme leaves (from 1-2 sprigs) in a bowl. Rub the pork crown on all sides with olive oil, and then rub with a mixture of salt, spices and thyme.
  • Make punctures with a knife all over the pork. Cut the garlic cloves into thin sticks, insert them into the punctures in the pork. This will give the pork a garlicky flavor. Use twine to stand rack up with bones facing up, tight so it stays in a round shape.
  • Add sprigs of thyme, rosemary, and sage to the pork. Place the pork crown on a roasting rack inside your roasting pan with bones sticking up. Wrap the ends of the ribs in foil so that they do not char.
  • Cover the oven dish with a foil tent and place in the oven. Roast 20 minutes. Then lower the temperature to 320F and roast for another 2 hours (the last half hour without foil).
  • The temperature inside the roasted pork should be 140F when done. Allow to sit and rest for 10 minutes. Remove sprigs of herbs, as well as kitchen string and foil. Serve the pork crown whole or cut into portions according to the number of ribs.
Nutrition Facts
Crown Roast of Pork Recipe
Amount Per Serving (2 oz)
Calories 66 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 5g
Cholesterol 0.1mg0%
Sodium 873mg38%
Potassium 16mg0%
Carbohydrates 1g0%
Fiber 0.3g1%
Sugar 0.01g0%
Protein 0.2g0%
Vitamin A 30IU1%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 9mg1%
Iron 0.2mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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