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How to Roast Duck with Savory Fruit Stuffing: Easter Surprises

This recipe for How To Roast Duck is quite straight forward and can make any meal a celebration.

How to Roast Duck with Savory Fruit Stuffing:

How to Cook Duck Stock - cookingwithkimberly.comYou will probably wish to serve this frequently, not just on Holidays like Easter.

Type: Entrée Recipe

Prep Time: 30 min
Roast Time: 5 min + 21 min/lb
Rest Time: 12 – 15 min
Yield: serves 4



  1. Rinse duck, drain and pat dry. Rub inside with salt. Remove any large pieces of fat from inside duck cavity.
  2. In a saute pan, brown sausage. Crumble sausage and drain fat off.
  3. For the stuffing, in a bowl, combine bread crumbs, cracker crumbs, sausage, 1 apple, prunes, celery, onion & paprika.
  4. Fill duck with stuffing and cover cavity opening with half an apple.
  5. Rub exterior of duck with garlic cloves and sprnkle with paprika, salt & pepper, and cayenne pepper.
  6. roasting pan - shop.cookingwithkimberly.comIn a roasting pan, roast duck in 425 degree F oven for 5 min. Reduce heat to 350 degrees F and roast for 21 min to the pound for a stuffed duck. The duck is done when the temperature in the thigh reaches 180 degrees F and juices run clear when meat is pierced.
  7. Remove from oven and allow to rest, lightly covered with aluminum foil for 12 – 15 minutes before carving.

I like to serve this meal with polenta, orange sauce, pan gravy and a side dish of green beans with sliced, toasted almonds.

After you’ve enjoyed the duck & the leftovers, if you have any, be sure to save the carcass for Easy Duck Stock:

Once you have learned How To Make Roast Duck you won’t hesitate to make it more often.

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