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Beautiful to look at and tasty to eat, there is nothing better to serve to friends or family at the holidays than a juicy and flavorful pork crown roast.
With 14 – 15 bones, a pork crown roast is perfect to serve to larger crowds and it’s not terribly expensive either, making it a great option for the center of your holiday table.
As pork crown roasts become more popular around New Years Eve, you’ll definitely find them in Heinen’s Meat Department, but they can always place a special order if you need one early.
Now it’s time to get our hands dirty! The best way to prepare a crown roast is simply by roasting.
How to Prep a Pork Crown Roast
Start by covering the bones on the top with foil. This will prevent them from burning while the meat roasts.
Once the bones are covered, add oil all over the inside and outside of the meat and season well with salt and pepper.
Once the basic prep is done, now is the time to add a little extra creative flare, if you wish, with spice rubs or herbs and garlic.
Once the meat has been prepped and seasoned to your taste, transfer the roast to large rondeau pot. If you don’t have this type of pot, do not worry! You can leave it on a sheet tray or place it in a roasting pan.
How to Cook a Pork Crown Roast
Place the roast into a 350˚F oven for 90 minutes to 2 hours.
Once the meat is cooked, remove it from the oven and take the foil off of the bones.
Once the foil is removed, add your favorite stuffing to the center of the crown roast.
Using stuffing adds flavor and an enhanced visual aesthetic to the roast. As a bonus, it also adds more food to the completed dish.
Once to roast is stuffed, place it back into the oven for an additional 30-45 minutes, or until the meat reaches an internal temperature of 150˚F.
Now that the meat and stuffing are fully cooked, remove it from the oven, top it with any pan sauce, add it to a serving board or plate and prepare to wow your guests with the most flavorful and juicy pork crown roast they’ll ever have!