This Crown Roast of Pork recipe will wow your holiday guests! Make this beautiful Pork Crown Roast with Whiskey Glaze for Christmas, Easter, or any special occasion. It will be the star of the holiday table!
Crown Roast of Pork Recipe
If you’re looking for the perfect main dish for an amazing holiday feast, then this Crown Roast Pork Recipe is for you!
Skip the typical turkey and hams this year, and make this pork dish to really wow your guests instead. It looks absolutely beautiful at the center of the table, and it will elevate your Christmas dinner.
My favorite part of this pork crown roast is the delicious whiskey glaze. We brush it onto the meat during the roasting process, then make extra to serve with it. It just adds the best flavor!
This recipe does take quite a while to prepare and roast, so plan ahead. I love this recipe for Easter too, or any occasion that deserves something extra special.
What cut is a crown pork roast?
Pork crown roast is actually 2 bone-in pork loin roasts. The rib bones have been frenched and the chine bones removed. The two roasts are then tied into a crown shape.
It isn’t an easy task and the best thing to do is to ask your butcher (about 2 days ahead) to form the crown roast for you.
Whiskey Glaze for Pork
I’m obsessed with this whiskey glaze. Slather it in while it roasts, while it rests, and save some for serving! It adds so much flavor and moisture to the meat.
- Chicken Broth
- Dijon Mustard
- Worcestershire Sauce
- Minced Garlic
- Ginger (paste or ground)
- Apple Cider (or apple juice)
- Kosher Salt
- Unsalted Butter
How to Make Pork Crown Roast
This definitely isn’t one of those last-minute, throw a meal together, kind of dishes. It takes time to prepare and cook, but it is well worth the effort! That’s why I save this for holidays, because it adds something special to the table.
Here are a few tips to keep in mind:
- Instead of trying to form the crown roast yourself, ask your butcher to do it for you.
- Plan ahead! The roast needs to sit at least 6 hours before cooking, so it is best to prepare and let it rest overnight in the fridge.
- A good serving size is about 1 1/2 to 2 chops per person. A 7-9 pound roast will make 14-18 chops.
- Internal temperature of pork should reach 140°F. Use an instant read thermometer to check the temp.
- After roasting, tent with foil to rest for 20-30 minutes.
How do you cut a crown pork roast?
Each rib bone will become its own chop, so use those as your guide. Use a carving knife to cut between bones.
Holiday Dinner Ideas
This pork crown roast is such a wonderful main dish for Christmas dinner. It will add that special touch to create a delicious feast that everyone will love.
Holiday meals are such a special time with friends and family, so taking the time to cook a dish like this just shows so much love. Christmas dinner only comes around once a year, so (usually) I’m willing to spend that extra time in the kitchen to prepare something like this.
Side Dishes to Serve with this Pork Roast
If we’re talking about a holiday feast, then we can’t forget about the side dishes. I have a huge list of my best Christmas sides and Thanksgiving side dishes, and any of those will due. But here are my favorites to pair with this roast.
- These simple mashed potatoes are a must, or try these mashed potatoes with bacon and goat cheese for something a little fancier.
- These Sauteed Leeks with Parmesan are delicious, and look beautiful next to this roast.
- I like serving these Brown Butter Glazed Carrots with pork.
- Add a side of these Creamy Garlic Mushrooms.
Make this beautiful roast for the perfect holiday meal and everyone will be amazed. Happy Holidays!
See the recipe card for details on how to make pork crown roast. Enjoy!
Looking for other holiday dinner ideas? Try these other main dish options:
- Slow Cooker Brisket
- Christmas Dinner with Beef Tenderloin
- Marmalade Glazed Ham
- Garlic Roasted Turkey Breast
- Orange Cranberry Pork Loin Roast
- Stuffing Stuffed Pork Roast
- Sheet Pan Christmas Dinner with Ham
- Herb Crusted Rack of Lamb
Just want to say sorry for the typos I was talking to Siri for some reason she doesn’t understand half of what I said, and I didn’t check it out before I sent
Just saw this recipe when you say whiskey what type of what’s going on we talking about no is it scotch? Is it rye is a bourbon does it matter?& do you ever make gravy from the drippings of your pork roast? I think the drippings from the pork roast make the most fabulous gravy there is so I can give us a shot as soon as I’m having a gathering and I’m going to try to make some gravy with the two aside from the whiskey. Glaze I’m sure they will just add a nice cake to it. Thanks for the recipe and what do you think about stuffing this just want your opinion really
You can use any kind of whiskey you like! You could totally cook down the drippings into a gravy if you’d like. I have a few stuffing recipes, and I think stuffing would be great with this dish! Try this recipe (click here)!
when do you add the one TBS butter to the glaze?
When do you put the tablespoon of butter in glaze that is listed in ingredients?
I’m planning to make this for Christmas! However my 18 rib crown roast is 15 lbs! Can you give me any thoughts on how much that will affect the cooking time? Thanks!
WHAT TEMPERATURE DO YOU LOPWER THE OVEN TO?
300 degrees! Sorry, I’ll have to edit that!
So flavorful!! Love all the seasonings. The meat is so tender. This is a crowd pleaser meal for sure!
I’m so glad you enjoyed it!!
Two words I love, pork and roast! This recipe looks fantastic! Thank you for sharing. :)
I can’t wait for you to try it!
Amazing – I made this for our family last weekend – it was a hit! Packed with flavor and turned out so beautiful!
I’m so happy everyone loved it!!