Royal Crown Roast with Stuffing

This Royal Crown Roast with Stuffing is a stunning presentation and the taste is simply incredible.  I did a slight variation on my Cornbread, Sausage and Cranberry dressing to suit this majestic cut of meat.  You can make the dressing a day ahead.   You’ll need to special-order this roast from your butcher since the rib racks are joined to form the circle.  This is a keeper and one that you and your loved ones will be talking about all year!!  140% Loon Approved!


Royal Crown Roast with Stuffing
 
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This Royal Crown Roast with Stuffing is truly a majestic and impressive dish! And the taste is just amazing. Be sure to special-order the crown roast from your butcher in advance. Holiday magic on a platter. Amazing.
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Recipe type: Entree
Cuisine: American
Serves: 8 - 12
Ingredients
  • FOR THE STUFFING:
  • 6 cups yellow onions, chopped
  • ¾ cup (1 & ½ sticks) unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoons fresh sage, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon fresh rosemary, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme, chopped
  • 1½ tablespoons cider vinegar
  • ½ cup dry white wine
  • 1 lb loaf of country white bread, cut into 1-inch cubes, then roughly pulsed to coarse crumbs in a food processor
  • 1 lb ground pork
  • 1 cup celery, chopped
  • 1 cup dried cranberries
  • FOR THE ROAST:
  • 1 teaspoon fresh sage, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon fresh thyme, finely chopped
  • 1 (9 to 10 lb) crown roast or pork
Instructions
  1. MAKE THE STUFFING:
  2. Cook onions with 1½ teaspoons Kosher salt in 6 tablespoons butter in a large skillet, or Dutch oven over moderate heat, covered, stirring occasionally, until tender, about 10 minutes.
  3. Continue to cook, uncovered, stirring often, until onions are just golden, about 10 minutes more.
  4. Add sage, rosemary, thyme, 1 teaspoon black pepper and cook, stirring, for 5 minutes.
  5. Add vinegar and wine and bring to a boil, stirring occasionally, until the liquid is evaporated, then remove from heat.
  6. Meanwhile, cook breadcrumbs and 1 teaspoon salt in remaining 6 tablespoons butter in a large nonstick skillet over medium-low heat, stirring, until golden and crisp, about 15 to 20 minutes.
  7. In a large bowl, add the onion mixture and stir in the ground pork (uncooked), celery, cranberries and toasted bread crumbs.
  8. COOK THE ROAST AND STUFFING:
  9. Preheat to 350 F.
  10. Stir together sage, thyme, 2 teaspoons salt, and ½ teaspoon pepper in a small bowl, then rub over outside and bottom of roast.
  11. Put the roast in a roasting pan and mound about 2 cups stuffing loosely in center, then add 1½ cups water to pan.
  12. Transfer remaining stuffing to a buttered 2-quart baking dish and refrigerate until ready to bake.
  13. Insert an instant-read thermometer 2 inches into the center of the meat (do not touch bones). Roast pork in lower third of oven, covering the stuffing and the tips of the ribs with a sheet of foil after about 30 minutes and adding more water if pan becomes dry. Roast until internal temperature reaches 155 F, about 2¼ to 2¾ hours total. Add more water if pan becomes dry and scorching.
  14. Bake remaining stuffing (next to or under the roast, starting 30 minutes before roast is done), covered with foil, 30 minutes. Increase oven temperature to 425 F (after removing roast from oven) and continue to bake stuffing, uncovered, until top is crisp, 15 minutes more.
  15. Transfer pork to a platter and let stand 30 minutes.
  16. Carve pork and serve with stuffing.

 

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