Ask your butcher to remove the chine, feather bones, and any excess fat from the crown roast. You can have the butcher grind the trimmings to reserve for another use.

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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees.Position rack in lower third of the oven. Brush the roast with 4 tablespoons olive oil, and season with salt and pepper.

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  • In small bowl, combine orange zest, garlic, rosemary, and the remaining 1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil. Spread mixture evenly over the meat, inside and out. Place meat in a heavy-duty roasting pan with a rack large enough to hold roast without crowding sides. Roast 15 minutes. Reduce heat to 375 degrees. Continue roasting, rotating pan after 45 minutes, until meat is well browned and an instant-read thermometer registers 150 degrees. about 1 1/2 hours. (Insert thermometer into meaty center of the crown, making sure that it does not touch any ribs. Take several readings to ensure that temperature is even all around.)

  • While crown roast is cooking, make the wild-rice dressing. Remove roast from oven, transfer to a cutting board with a well, and let stand 20 minutes. Raise oven temperature to 425 degrees. Place dressing in oven, and bake until heated through, about 20 minutes. Pour the pan juices into a fat separator or glass measuring cup, and let stand 5 to 10 minutes. If using a separator, carefully pour juice back into pan; discard fat. If using a measuring cup, carefully remove fat with a spoon, and return juices to pan. Place roasting pan on top of stove over medium-high heat. Add wine, and bring to a boil. Using a wooden spoon, stir up any brown bits on the bottom of the pan. Boil until half of the liquid has evaporated, 5 to 7 minutes. Stir in apple cider and stock; season with salt and pepper, and return liquid to a boil. In a small bowl, combine butter with flour. Mix until completely combined. Transfer this mixture to the roasting pan. Whisk constantly until the gravy has slightly thickened, 4 to 5 minutes. Remove pan from heat, and strain liquid into a gravy boat. serving the roast

  • Carefully lift roast out of pan, and place it on a serving platter; spoon the dressing into the center of the roast, and carve.

Reviews (2)

170 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 36
  • 4 star values: 48
  • 3 star values: 45
  • 2 star values: 31
  • 1 star values: 10
Rating: Unrated
01/04/2011
Oh, this recipe is terrific! My 4 teenage sons were completely satisfied with the crown roast---they really liked the gravy. I loved the apricots, prunes and apples in the dressing. My husband commented that it was an excellent presentation. I had planned to make this for New Year''s Day; instead, I made it for dinner on first day back to school! Thank you!
Rating: Unrated
12/02/2010
I wish I had enough money to make this for a dinner party.