Crown Roast of Pork with Savory Fruit Stuffing

Total Time
3hrs 55mins
Prep
25 mins
Cook
3 hrs 30 mins

A crown roast makes an impressive dinner, especially for holidays. This is the recipe I've used for years, and is always a crowd pleaser. Sometimes I use an apple and sausage stuffing instead (see below).

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Ingredients

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Directions

  1. Place pork roast in roasting pan, resting on bone tips (like a rack).
  2. Insert a meat thermometer into the thickest part of the meat.
  3. Roast, uncovered, at 325°F for 1 1/2 hours.
  4. In a medium skillet, heat vegetable oil.
  5. Sauté onions and celery until onions are golden.
  6. Transfer to a large bowl.
  7. Add remaining ingredients and toss well.
  8. Remove roast from oven; drain off excess fat.
  9. Turn roast right side up (bones facing up), and replace in pan.
  10. Fill cavity with stuffing.
  11. Spoon the rest of the stuffing into a greased baking dish.
  12. Bake stuffing uncovered with pork roast for another 1 1/2 to 2 hours or until meat thermometer registers 160°F.
  13. Let roast stand 15 minutes, prior to slicing.
  14. Apple and Sausage Stuffing: Saute sausage in heavy large skillet over medium-high heat until cooked through, crumbling sausage with back of spoon, about 10 minutes.
  15. Using slotted spoon, transfer sausage to large bowl.
  16. Add butter, onions and celery to skillet; saute until onions are tender, about 15 minutes.
  17. Add apples; saute until apples are tender but still hold shape, about 10 minutes.
  18. Add sage, thyme and allspice; saute for another minute.
  19. Add to sausage.
  20. Stir in stuffing mix.
  21. Season with salt and pepper, (stuffing can be made a day ahead; store in covered bowl, in refrigerator) Generously butter 15x10-inch glass baking dish.
  22. Fill center of crown roast of pork with stuffing (following above directions).
  23. Transfer remaining stuffing to prepared dish.
  24. Cover with foil and bake until heated through, about 40 minutes.