How to Assemble a Holiday Crown Roast of Pork

Illustration It's that time of year again when you need to begin thinking about your holiday menu. A crown roast of pork makes a perfect holiday entree for your Christmas or New Years gatherings. Here is a simple way how...

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It's that time of year again when you need to begin thinking about your holiday menu. A crown roast of pork makes a perfect holiday entree for your Christmas or New Years gatherings. Here is a simple way how to assemble a roast.

Crown Roast of Pork

Ingredients:

  • Stuffing
  • Whole pork loin that is tied into a circular crown
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • Salt
  • Fresh ground black pepper
  • 4 bacon strips

Directions:

  1. Preheat your oven to 450 degrees F and place the oven rack in the bottom portion of the oven.
  2. Prepare your stuffing and set aside.
  3. In a mixing bowl, mix together flour, salt, and pepper and cover the outer fat of the crown pork loin with the flour mixture.
  4. Cook bacon over medium heat in the frying pan until crispy.

    Cook bacon until crispy
    Cook bacon until crispy

  5. Crumble bacon into small pieces and place back into the frying pan with the back fat and mix together. Using a brush coat the outside bone of the pork with the crumbled bacon and fat mixture.
  6. Place roast with the bone tips up, in a shallow roasting pan. Fill the center of the crown with the stuffing.
  7. Place aluminum foil over the stuffing to prevent from drying out.
  8. Small squares of aluminum foil should also be put on each of the bone tips to prevent burning.
  9. Bake uncovered in oven for 10 minutes, at 450 degrees F.
  10. Lower oven temperature to 325 degrees F and continue to roast until the internal temperature of the roast reaches between 140 and 145 degrees F which should take about 2 1/2 hours. (About 20 to 25 minutes per pound.)
  11. Turn roasting pan midway through cooking time. Remove foil the last 15 minutes of cooking time to allow them to brown a bit.

This crown roast will truly make a wonderful holiday meal. Just remember a crown roast is not usually available at your local store and should be ordered in advanced from a butcher. For more great recipes or take a look at our many products available, contact us.