How to Make a Perfect Crown Roast!

 How To make a Crown Roast

A crown roast of pork is an elegant and impressive dish to serve family and friends. A crown roast can serve 12-14 people or more, making it a great choice for a dinner party.

A crown roast of pork is actually a rib roast or rack of pork, that has been "frenched" (meat scraped away to reveal the bone tips) and tied in around "crown" shape. You will likely need to order your crown roast from your butcher or grocery store's meat department in advance, however, they may have them on during the holiday season. A handy guide is to count the bones on the crown roast, each will give a large serving of pork when sliced, and is an easy way to figure out how many people your crown roast will serve.

Crown Roast Cooking Directions & Time by Weight

Small Roasts under 7 lbs/3 kg: Roast uncovered at 155°F-160°F (68°C-71°C) for ½-1 hour. Remove from oven. Drain off any excess fat. Remove foil ball. Fill cavity with your favourite stuffing. Cover with foil to prevent drying. Roast for another 1 hour.

Medium Roasts - 7-9lbs/3-4 kg: Roast uncovered at 155°F-160°F (68°C-71°C) for 1 ½hours. Remove from oven. Drain off any excess fat. Remove foil ball. Fill cavity with your favourite stuffing. Cover with foil to prevent drying. Roast for another 1 hour.

Large Roasts - over 10 lbs/4.5 kg: Roast uncovered for 2-2½ hours. Remove from oven. Drain off any excess fat. Remove foil ball. Fill cavity with your favourite stuffing. Cover with foil to prevent drying. Roast for another 1½ hours.

Cooking a Crown Roast is Surprisingly Easy

1. Preheat oven to 325°F(160°C).

2. Place the crown roast in a large roasting pan.

3.Season with salt and pepper.

4. Cover each bone tip with a piece of aluminium foil.

5. Place a ball of aluminium foil in the cavity of the roast.

6. Roast according to the cooking directions we have provided on this sheet. (generally 10-15 minutes per pound/500g).

7. Remove from oven. Cover loosely with foil and let rest 10 minutes. Slice between each bone and serve.

8. A crown roast of pork can be cooked on the BBQ grill as well. Follow this recipe for a smoky, grilled crown roast completewith stuffing and glaze.

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