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Crown Roast of Pork with Cranberry Stuffing

Spice Islands®

Crown Roast of Pork with Cranberry Stuffing


  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 4 hours 40 minutes

8 to 10 servings


Spice Rub

1 tablespoon Spice Islands® Garlic Salt

1 tablespoon Spice Islands® Poultry Seasoning

1 tablespoon Spice Islands® Thyme

2 teaspoons Spice Islands® Ground Saigon Cinnamon

2 teaspoons Spice Islands® Medium Grind Black Pepper

1-1/2 teaspoons Spice Islands® Paprika

1/4 teaspoon Spice Islands® Ground Cloves

Stuffing and Pork

1/4 cup Corn Oil

1/4 cup butter

1-1/2 cups chopped celery

1 cup chopped onion

1/2 cup dried cranberries

1/2 cup chopped dried apricots

6 cups firm white bread, cubed, dried (about 6 slices)

1 cup reduced sodium chicken broth

12 to 16 bone tied, crown roast pork (about 8 pounds)


Preheat oven to 350°F.

Combine spice rub ingredients in a small bowl. Set aside.

Heat corn oil and butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add celery, onions and 2 tablespoons of spice rub. Cook for 5 to 7 minutes, or until the vegetables are tender but not browned. Add cranberries and apricots; cook 1 to 2 minutes, or until heated through. Transfer to a large bowl. 

Add bread cubes to cranberry-and-onion mixture and toss. Stir in chicken broth.

Rub remaining spice rub on exterior and interior of roast; transfer to a roasting pan. Fill cavity of roast with stuffing. Cover stuffing and rib tips with foil. Place on lower oven rack and bake at 350°F for 3-1/2 to 4 hours, or until roast is well browned and internal temperature is at least 155°F. Remove from oven and let roast rest for at least 10 minutes.

Slice the roast between the bones and serve with stuffing.

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