Maple-Mustard Pork Crown Roast

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Recipe — Maple and Mustard Pork Crown Roast
Cooking Time:
18 portions
Metric Imperial


  • 1 pork crown roast 5 kg (10 lb) (ask your butcher to prepare it for you)
  • 2 garlic cloves, peeled
  • 1/2 cup red wine
  • 1 cup maple syrup (preferably amber syrup for its rich flavour)
  • 1/4 cup mixed fresh herbs (rosemary, parsley, thyme)
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup Dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons maple butter
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2/3 cup chicken stock
  • 1/2 cup butter


  1. Put the crown in a large dish.
  2. Using a sharp knife, prick the meat in several places and put a garlic clove in each incision.
  3. Mix the wine, maple syrup, 1/3 of the fresh herbs and the onion, then pour over the pork.
  4. Cover with plastic wrap to allow the flavours to mix. Allow the meat to macerate in the fridge for 30 minutes, turning it over regularly to coat evenly in the marinade.
  5. Preheat the oven to 180 ˚C (350 ˚F).
  6. Remove the crown from the marinade and drain all liquid.
  7. Mix mustard with maple butter. Season.
  8. Put a generous coat of mustard and maple butter mixture on the meat (especially on the end sides), sprinkle with fresh herbs, put in a roasting pan and roast for 60 to 75 minutes (or until desired doneness is obtained).
  9. Remove the pork from the roasting pan and keep warm by covering it with aluminum foil (keeping it loose).
  10. Place the roasting pan on the stove, deglaze with the remaining marinade, add chicken stock and reduce over high heat.
  11. Remove from heat, add butter and stir using the back of a spoon to thicken the sauce.
  12. Transfer the crown to a serving platter and pour the sauce around it.

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At the start of sugaring season, syrup is generally clear, with a lightly sweet taste. It becomes darker and caramelized as the season goes on.

An unopened can of maple syrup keeps for many years.

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Like all 100% pure maple products, maple butter comes from the sap of the maple tree… and that’s all.

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