Crown Roast of Pork with Mushroom Stuffing Recipe
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Crown Roast of Pork with Mushroom Stuffing Recipe

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It looks so elegant that everyone thinks I really fussed when I serve this roast. But it's actually so easy! The biggest challenge is to remember to order the crown roast from the meat department ahead of time. My family loves the succulent pork and savory bread stuffing. -Betty Claycomb, Alverton, Pennsylvania
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 1-1/2 hours
MAKES:8 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 1-1/2 hours
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 1 pork loin crown roast (8-10 ribs, about 5 to 6 pounds)
  • 1/2 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 1 cup sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 1/2 cup diced celery
  • 3 cups cubed day-old bread
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/3 cup apricot preserves
  • 1 cup whole fresh cranberries, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 401 calories, 20 g fat (9 g saturated fat), 105 mg cholesterol, 368 mg sodium, 16 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 38 g protein.


  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Place roast, rib ends up, in a shallow roasting pan; sprinkle with seasoned salt. Cover rib ends with foil. Bake, uncovered, for 1 hour.
  2. Meanwhile, melt butter over medium-high heat. Add mushrooms and celery; saute until tender. Stir in bread cubes, salt and pepper. Spoon into center of roast. Brush sides of roast with preserves. Bake until a thermometer inserted into stuffing and meat between ribs both read 145°, 30-45 minutes. Remove foil; let meat stand 10 minutes before slicing.
  3. If desired, thread cranberries on a 20-in. string or thread. Transfer roast to a serving platter. Loop cranberry string in and out of rib ends. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Stuffed Crown Roast of Pork in Taste of Home December/January 1998, p31

Light-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied red wine such as Pinot Noir.

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Reviewed Nov. 20, 2012 Edited Apr. 4, 2016

"I save this entire menu (the original layout in the TOH, 1996 issue). This menu has been my special event menu for several years now. I love it so much I wrote to Betty (the submitting editor) and she was as delightful as this meal. The roast is always a hit from my then teenage kids to now my adult kids and their friends. This is always a wow. The side dishes and beverages that she chose for this menu are superb and I duplicate this menu without any bother to substitute ...this is already perfection!"

Reviewed Dec. 25, 2011

"I made this several times when it was first published, fab every time! Forgot about it for several years, now ready to make again with homemade apricot jam. mmm"

Reviewed Nov. 13, 2010

"I'm a campfire dutch oven cook and always looking foir a challenge and something to whoa! the folks around te campfire. This really did it. I agree about the size. I ended up with 14 ribs. Outstanding flavor and whoa factor."

Reviewed Jan. 5, 2010

"This recipe was fabulous!!!!! I made it for Christmas dinner with a sausage cranberry stuffing. It was a big hit and looked exactly like the photo. I was tender and juicy, not dry at all. The string of cranberrys was a nice touch Everyone loved it----so good and so beautiful!!!!"

Reviewed Sep. 27, 2009

"I always thought pork crown roasts were a lot of fuss, until I finally got up my courage and tried this recipe. It was easy and looked and tasted terrific! It looks like you're a gourmet cook, which I definitely am not. However, I admit I didn't do the cranberry garnish. Terrific recipe for the holidays, esp New Year's."

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