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Smoked Pork Crown Roast

Smoked Pork Crown Roast is as delicious as it is beautiful. It makes a perfect centerpiece for your fancy holiday meal, leaving your guests fully impressed.
Prep Time30 minutes
Cook Time6 hours
Resting Time30 minutes
Total Time7 hours
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Pork Crown Roast, Smoked Pork Crown Roast
Servings: 14 people
Author: Susie Bulloch (heygrillhey.com)


  • 8-10 pounds prepared pork crown roast bones Frenched and roast tied

Herb Paste

  • ½ cup fresh parsley
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 4 Tablespoons stone ground mustard
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • zest and juice of 1 lemon


  • Preheat the smoker to 275 degrees F. Good woods include hickory, alder, or pecan woods.
  • If your roast is not already prepared (tied and ready to cook), refer to the post for preparation instructions. Most butchers will do this for you, you just need to ask first. These instructions begin as if you have a roast ready to cook.
  • Mix all the ingredients for the herb paste in a blender jar or food processor and pulse until well combined and a smooth paste forms. Set aside.
  • Place the roast on a flat rack above a rimmed baking sheet.
  • Smooth the paste over the outside of the roast, avoiding the exposed tips of the bone. Tear a large sheet of aluminum foil, (about 36 inches). Fold it in half lengthwise and in half again, and set it over the exposed bones and press tightly to secure.
  • Place the roast on the smoker, close the lid, and smoke for 4 1/2 hours or until the internal temperature of the roast reads 125 degrees F.
  • Remove the foil from the bones. Increase the heat on your smoker to 450 degrees F, and roast for 15-30 minutes to reach a target internal tempers 145 degrees F.
  • Remove the roast from the smoker, allow it to rest for 20-30 minutes. Slice in between the bones, cutting the roast into individual chops. Serve and enjoy!


You can slather the roast the day before and cover it and keep in in the refrigerator overnight, or you can do it right before you put it on the smoker.


Calories: 365kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 35g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 99mg | Sodium: 430mg | Potassium: 607mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 194IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 53mg | Iron: 1mg