Crown Roast of Pork

Crown Roast of Pork

An easy yet impressive main dish, crown roast of pork is served with a savory mushroom stuffing.

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8- to 10-lb pork crown roast (about 16 to 18 ribs)
teaspoons salt
teaspoon pepper
Mushroom Stuffing
cup butter or margarine
medium stalks celery, chopped (1 cup)
medium onion, finely chopped (1/2 cup)
lb fresh mushrooms, sliced (6 cups)
cups unseasoned croutons
tablespoon chopped fresh or 1 teaspoon dried sage, thyme or marjoram leaves
teaspoon poultry seasoning
teaspoon salt
teaspoon pepper
  1. Heat oven to 325°F. Sprinkle pork with salt and pepper. On rack in shallow roasting pan, place pork with bone ends up. Wrap bone ends in foil to prevent excessive browning. Insert ovenproof meat thermometer so tip is in thickest part of pork and does not touch bone or rest in fat. Place small heatproof bowl or crumpled foil in crown to hold shape of roast evenly. Do not add water.
  2. Roast uncovered 2 hours 40 minutes to 3 hours 20 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, make Mushroom Stuffing. About 1 hour before pork is done, remove bowl and fill center of crown with stuffing. Cover stuffing with foil for first 30 minutes.
  4. Remove pork from oven when thermometer reads 150°F; cover with tent of foil and let stand 15 to 20 minutes or until thermometer reads 160°F. (Temperature will continue to rise about 10°F, and pork will be easier to carve.) Remove foil wrapping from bone ends. To serve, spoon stuffing into bowl and cut pork between ribs.
Makes 16 servings
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Kitchen Tips
After removing the foil from the bone ends, place paper frills on the ends.
Show off your beautiful stuffed roast to your guests before removing the stuffing and carving it for the table.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 360
    • (Calories from Fat 180),
  • Total Fat 20g
    • (Saturated Fat 8g,
    • Trans Fat 1/2g),
  • Cholesterol 110mg;
  • Sodium 660mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 13g
    • (Dietary Fiber 1g,
    • Sugars 2g),
  • Protein 34g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    • 1 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 0 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 0 Vegetable;
    • 0 Very Lean Meat;
    • 4 1/2 Lean Meat;
    • 0 High-Fat Meat;
    • 1 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 1;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.