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Crown Roast of Pork

 Crown Roast of Pork
My favorite entree for Christmas and other special occasions, a crown roast is easy to prepare. Both its elegant appearance and excellent flavor are sure to impress your friends and family. (Call ahead to order a crown roast from your butcher or meat department.)
14 ServingsPrep: 15 min. Bake: 3 hours + standing


  • 1 tablespoon dried parsley flakes
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 pork crown roast (14 ribs and about 8 pounds)
  • Foil or paper frills for rib ends


  • In a small bowl, combine the parsley, oil, salt and pepper; rub over
  • roast. Place on a rack in a large shallow roasting pan. Cover rib
  • ends with pieces of foil. Bake at 350° for 3 to 3-1/2 hours or
  • until a meat thermometer reads 160°.
  • Transfer roast to a serving platter. Let stand for 10-15 minutes.
  • Remove foil pieces. Garnish rib ends with foil or paper frills. Cut
  • between ribs to serve. Yield: 14 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 slice) equals 233 calories, 12 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 71 mg cholesterol, 216 mg sodium, trace carbohydrate, trace fiber, 29 g protein.
Wine: Light-Bodied Red Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied red wine such as Pinot Noir.