Crown Roast Pork

Crown Roast Pork

  • Prep: 10 min
  • Cook Time: 1 hr 30 min
  • Total: 1 hr 40 min
  • Serving: 12
A hearty meal for a holiday gathering or weekend family get together. Recipe courtesy of Sunkist.


  • 1 crown roast of pork (8-9 lb)
  • 6 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste
  • 5 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 tablespoons fresh rosemary leaves
  • 4 oranges, divided


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  2. Brush roast with 3 tablespoons olive oil, evenly coating meat inside and out. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  3. Combine remainder of oil with garlic and rosemary leaves in a small bowl.
  4. Grate zest from 2 oranges and combine with garlic rosemary mixture.
  5. Coat roast evenly with mixture, inside and out.
  6. Place roast in a large roasting pan with extra space around the sides.
  7. Cut zested oranges into quarters, and place them around roast.
  8. Bake roast for 15 minutes. Lower oven temperature to 375 degrees and continue roasting, rotating pan after 45 minutes. Meat will brown.
  9. Meat is done when internal temperature reaches 150 degrees F. on a meat thermometer, about 1 to 2 hours depending on size.
  10. Carve roast, place chops on platter and pour pan juices over meat. Discard cooked orange quarters.
  11. Garnish roast with fresh orange slices from remaining 2 oranges and serve.


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