Roast Duck with Apple Dressing

Roast Duck with Apple Dressing


"When you're in the mood for something rich and flavorful, try this wild duck rubbed with light seasoning and stuffed with apples, celery and onion."


1 h 30 m servings 477 cals
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Original recipe yields 4 servings



  • Calories:
  • 477 kcal
  • 24%
  • Fat:
  • 22.3 g
  • 34%
  • Carbs:
  • 38.6g
  • 12%
  • Protein:
  • 30.3 g
  • 61%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 123 mg
  • 41%
  • Sodium:
  • 1069 mg
  • 43%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Rinse duck and pat dry; rub with salt, pepper, and poultry seasoning.
  2. Melt butter in a small skillet over medium heat. Saute onion and celery in butter until tender. In a medium bowl, combine with apple and cornbread crumbs. Mix together to make dressing (if necessary, add a little water to moisten).
  3. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  4. Fill the duck's cavity with dressing, and sew shut with kitchen twine. Rub outside of bird lightly with olive oil, and place in a shallow roasting pan or 9x13 inch baking dish.
  5. Bake in preheated oven for 60 to 80 minutes, or until internal temperature reaches 180 degrees F (80 degrees C.)
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  1. 41 Ratings


My duck was 4.3 lbs. and barely had enough meat for 2 adults and 2 small kids. There were no leftovers which my husband usually takes to lunch for the next day. The apple stuffing was fantastic....

I was looking for something than turkey for christmas and came upon the idea of duck. The duck turned out as excellent as the dressing which had pecans pieces added and a tad less apples that c...

I tried this recipe for Christmas dinner. The duck came out beautiful. This was my first duck. I will use this recipe again. The stuffing was also ease to fix, & enjoyed by all.

I am a fan of duck in general but I used this recipe for Christmas dinner this year and was quite pleased. It turned out fabulous. Both my husband and myself plus my 4 guests especially enjoyed...

Eh, I wasn't overly impressed with this. The stuffing was pretty tasty, but I thought the duck itself needed more flavor to cover up the game taste a bit - yes, I know duck by definition should...

This was the first time I ever made duck at the request of my husband for Christmas dinner. I bought a 5 pound duck and followed the recipe exactly. There will definitely be extra dressing tha...

The duck turned out great. My daughter who usually tries to avoid eating meat, tore into the duck. The dressing was good, but I had a 5.3 duck, and I was unable to fit all of the dressing into...

I agree with the other reviewers that a duck that size cannot feed four hungry adults. This was for just three people and there wasn't much to go around. Also, a lot of cooks say duck legs and...

This recipe is absurdly good. I did this for my first Christmas party and everyone asked for the recipe. Even picky eaters loved this. Be prepared that it will make a lot of drippings, so if ...