Crown Roast of Pork with Rosemary

Crown Roast of Pork with Rosemary

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12 people

Perfect for a celebratory gathering, a crown roast of pork is formed by tying the rib section into a circle. Here, we season the meat with a flavorful marinade that includes rosemary, mustard and garlic. The extra marinade becomes the basis for a delicious sauce.

Recipe courtesy of Williams-Sonoma


  • 1 crown roast of pork with 12 ribs, 7 to 8 pounds
  • 3/4 cup dry white wine
  • 3 tablespoons firmly packed light brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 cup Dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh rosemary
  • 2 large garlic cloves, chopped
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream


  • 1 Set the roast on a flat rack in a large roasting pan.
  • 2 In a bowl, whisk together the wine, brown sugar, olive oil, mustard, rosemary and garlic. Brush the roast generously on all sides with the marinade. Pour the remaining marinade into a small saucepan and set aside. Cover the roast with plastic wrap and let stand at room temperature for 1 hour.
  • 3 Preheat an oven to 400°F.
  • 4 Scrape the excess marinade off the roast and add it to the saucepan. Season the roast with salt and pepper.
  • 5 Roast for 30 minutes. Reduce the oven temperature to 350°F and continue roasting until an instant-read thermometer inserted into the center of the meat, away from the bone, registers 140°F for medium, about 1 1/2 hours more.
  • 6 Transfer the roast to a carving board, cover loosely with aluminum foil and let rest for 20 minutes before carving.
  • 7 Place the saucepan with the reserved marinade over medium-high heat, add the cream and boil until the sauce is reduced slightly, about 5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper, and transfer the sauce to a sauceboat. Carve the roast between the bones and arrange on a warmed platter. Pass the sauce alongside.


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