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Crown Roast of Pork with Prune and Bacon Stuffing
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Crown Roast of Pork with Prune and Bacon Stuffing

A crown roast is the perfect cut for tableside carving – and offers great value for feeding a crowd in style.

By Matthew Kimura and The Canadian Living Test Kitchen

Source: Canadian Living Magazine: December 2009

Recipe3 out of 5 based on 1 ratings.
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  • Portion size 12


  • 2 tbsp 2tbspvegetable oil
  • 3 3cloves garlic
  • 1 tsp 1tspdried savory
  • 1/2 tsp 1/2tspsalt
  • 1/2 tsp 1/2tsppepper
  • 1 112-rib crown roast of pork, (about 6-1/2 lb/3 kg)


  • 3/4 cup 3/4cuppitted prunes, halved
  • 1/2 cup 1/2cupapple cider
  • 4 cups 4cupscubed (1/2 inch/1 cm) day-old crustless bread
  • 5 5slices bacon, cut into 1-inch (2.5 cm) strips
  • 2 2oniononions, diced
  • 1 1rib celery, diced
  • 1/2 tsp 1/2tspsalt
  • 1/4 tsp 1/4tspground cloves
  • 1/4 cup 1/4cupchopped fresh parsley
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Stuffing: Soak prunes in apple cider for 30 minutes; strain and reserve cider. Set aside.

Meanwhile, on baking sheet, bake bread in 400?F (200?C) oven, stirring halfway through, until golden, about 8 minutes. Transfer to large bowl; set aside.

In skillet, cook bacon over medium-low heat until fat is rendered, 3 to 5 minutes. Drain all but 2 tbsp (25 mL) fat from pan. Stir in onions, celery, salt and cloves; cook over medium heat until softened, 8 to 10 minutes. Stir in reserved cider, scraping up brown bits; cook until slightly thickened, 5 to 8 minutes. Add to bowl.

Add prunes and parsley to bowl; set aside.

With mortar and pestle or mini-chopper, pur?e together oil, garlic, savory, salt and pepper until paste; rub over pork, excluding bones.

Place pork on foil in roasting pan. Spoon stuffing into centre of roast. Wrap each exposed bone tip in foil; place foil on stuffing.

Roast in 325?F (160?C) oven until meat thermometer registers 160?F (71?C), 2-1/2 to 3 hours. Transfer to serving platter and remove foil; tent with foil and let stand for 20 minutes before carving between ribs to serve.

Nutritional Information Per serving: about

cal 372 pro 35g total fat 18g sat. fat 6g
carb 16g fibre 2g chol 84mg sodium 372mg
potassium 653mg

% RDI:

calcium 5 iron 13 vit A 2 vit C 3
folate 9
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