Smoked Herb & Garlic Pork Crown Roast

Smoked Herb & Garlic Pork Crown Roast

Category Pork Smoke New Year's Holiday Season Date Night
Servings 12
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 2 1/2 hours

Flavored to perfection with a homemade rub and raspberry bbq sauce, this crown roast makes impressing your friends and family this holiday season easier than ever. This recipe will have your guests going back for seconds and thirds - so be prepared to share.

Paula @queenofthegrill


  • 1 (12 bone) Pork Loin Rack Roast
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 1 tsp dried rosemary
  • 1 tsp dried sage
  • 2 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp brown sugar
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • 1 Tbsp Minced Garlic
  • 2 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1/2 cup Ketchup
  • 2 Tbsp Seedless Raspberry Jam
  • 1 Tbsp Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1 Tbsp Low Sodium Soy Sauce
  • 2 Tbsp Honey

Special Tools

  • Butcher’s twine


  1. Preheat your grill to 350°F. Make the rub by combining the seasonings, minced garlic, and olive oil.
  1. Make shallow vertical slices on both sides of the loin to allow the rack to be made into a crown shape, with the bone side of the rack facing outward.
  1. Bring the ends of the rack of pork together to form the crown shape. Using butcher twine, tie the crown roast around the bottom to hold it in form.
  1. Using your hands, coat all the outer surfaces of the meat with the prepared rub.
  1. Cover the frenched bones with foil to prevent them from getting too dark in color.
  1. Place the crown roast on a lined baking rack and place the tray on grill grates. Grill until the internal temperature reaches 145°F in the deepest part of the center of the crown.
  1. Meanwhile, prepare the Raspberry BBQ sauce by combining the ketchup, raspberry jam, apple cider vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, soy sauce, and honey.
  1. Baste the roast with Raspberry BBQ sauce for the last 10 minutes of grilling, allowing the sauce to settle.
  1. Allow the roast to rest for 20 minutes before slicing.
  1. Enjoy!