Roast Duck with Apple Dressing

Roast Duck with Apple Dressing

31 Reviews 3 Pics
  • Prep

    10 m
  • Cook

    1 h 20 m
  • Ready In

    1 h 30 m
Recipe by  Debbie

“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.”

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Original recipe yields 4 servings



  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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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 didn't peel the apples and the skins weren't even noticeable when the stuffing was cooked. I also added some poultry seasoning and celery leaves, chopped, to the stuffing before cooking. The leaves added more celery flavor and looks pretty too. I too had extra stuffing after stuffing the duck, so I put the extra in a baking dish and dotted with butter and baked for 30 min. at 350. Before I took the stuffing out of the oven, I left the stuffing on the middle rack of the oven and turned the broiler on to give the stuffing some crunchy bits. Careful not to burn. Great recipe. Thanks.



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 called for. To round out the meal we fixed baked sweet potatoes with ginger and honey and fried okra (both also found on



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.

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Amount Per Serving (4 total)

  • Calories
  • 477 cal
  • 24%
  • Fat
  • 22.3 g
  • 34%
  • Carbs
  • 38.6 g
  • 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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