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Crown Roast of Pork with Mushroom Stuffing Recipe

Crown Roast of Pork with Mushroom Stuffing Recipe

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 YIELD:8 servings


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


  • 1. Place roast, rib ends up, in a shallow roasting pan; sprinkle with seasoned salt. Cover rib ends with foil. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 1 hour.
  • 2. Meanwhile, saute mushrooms and celery in butter until tender. Stir in the bread cubes, salt and pepper. Spoon into the center of the roast. Brush sides of roast with preserves. Bake 30-45 minutes longer or until a thermometer inserted into stuffing and meat between ribs both read 145°; remove foil. Let meat stand for 10 minutes before slicing.
  • 3. If desired, thread cranberries on a 20-in. piece of thin string or thread. Transfer roast to a serving platter. Loop the cranberry string in and out of the rib ends. Yield: 8 servings.

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.

Reviews for Crown Roast of Pork with Mushroom Stuffing

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Reviewed Dec. 16, 2013

"Hello. May I ask what the beverages and side dishes that were chosen for this menu are by the original cook? I'd be interested to know what they are. This recipe has intrigued me and your comments have inspired me to make this also. I am planning to make this soon. Thank you."

Reviewed Nov. 20, 2012

"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."

Reviewed Dec. 24, 2008 Edited Feb. 2, 2015

"This recipe and the beautiful TOH photo inspired me to make a crown roast of pork for Christmas Eve. I used a slightly larger size roast than the recipe calls for, because my butcher could not give me fewer than 12 ribs in a crown roast of pork. I cooked it a bit longer than the recipe called for, and added the glaze an hour before taking it out of the oven. This was really very easy to make and it made a beautiful, impressive main dish for my holiday dinner."

Reviewed Jan. 10, 2008

"This was really fabulous. So delicious and elegant. It was much easier to make than I thought it would be."

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Wine Pairings

Medium-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied white wine such as Riesling or Gewürtztraminer