Special Occasion Stuffed Crown Pork Roast Recipe
- 7 pounds crown pork roast
- 2 cups chopped cranberries
- ½ cup white sugar
- ½ cup butter
- 2 onions, chopped
- 2 cups chopped celery
- 2 teaspoons salt
- ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
- 8 cups white bread cubes
- 2 apples - peeled, cored, and chopped
- ½ cup apple juice
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon poultry seasoning
step 1: Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
step 2: Season pork roast with salt and pepper to taste, then place on a rack in an open roasting pan, rib ends down.
step 3: Bake at 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) for 2 hours. Roast will be only partially cooked.
step 4: Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, combine cranberries and sugar and mix well; set aside. Melt butter or margarine in a large skillet over medium heat. Add onions and celery and saute until tender, about 10 minutes. Add cranberry mixture, 2 teaspoons salt, 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper, bread cubes, apples, apple juice, egg and poultry seasoning. Toss well.
step 5: After the two hours, remove roast from oven. Turn rib ends up and fill cavity with cranberry/apple stuffing. Insert meat thermometer between two ribs in the thickest part of the meat, making sure that end of thermometer does not touch any bone.
step 6: Return stuffed roast to oven and continue roasting at 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) for about 1 1/2 hours, or until internal temperature of meat reaches 175 degrees F (80 degrees C). (Note: If stuffing becomes too brown, cover it with aluminum foil.)
step 7: To Serve: Place roast on warm platter and let stand for 15 minutes for easier carving. Slice between ribs to carve, and serve with stuffing.