Roast Goose with Caramelized Apples

Roast Goose with Caramelized Apples

  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 4 hrs 15 mins
  • Servings: 8
  • About This Recipe

    “This is a classic French Chanukah dish, but is good for any holiday.”


  • 1 (13lb)goose, giblets and neck discarded
  • 3clovesgarlic, thinly sliced
  • 8 gala apples or 8golden delicious apples, peeled,each cut into 6 wedges
  • 1/4 cupfresh lemon juice
  • 6tablespoonssugar
  • 1/4 cupcalvados
  • 1 1/2 teaspoonsground cinnamon
  • Directions

  • Position rack in bottom third of oven and preheat to 350°F.
  • Rinse goose inside and out; pat dry with paper towels.
  • Sprinkle inside and out with salt and pepper.
  • Using knife, cut small slits all over goose; place garlic slices into slits.
  • Place goose on rack, breast side down, in large roasting pan.
  • Roast goose 2 hours 45 minutes, basting occasionally with drippings and removing excess fat; reserve 6 tablespoons fat.
  • Turn goose over.
  • Roast until brown and thermometer inserted into thickest part of thigh registers 175°F, basting occasionally with drippings, about 45 minutes longer.
  • Meanwhile, toss apples and lemon juice in large bowl.
  • Pour 6 tablespoons goose fat into 15 x 10 x 2-inch glass baking dish.
  • Using slotted spoon, transfer apples to baking dish; toss apples in goose fat.
  • Add sugar, Calvados and cinnamon to apples; toss.
  • Bake apples alongside goose until very tender and golden, about 1 hour.
  • Serve goose with caramelized apples.
  • Reviews

  • “Made this for Father’s Day holiday! lol Wonderful and delightful! I purchased a frozen goose last weekend and as it slowly defrosted DH asked me every day when I would make this recipe! He was so not disappointed! Thanks, Mirj! Made for ZWT5, Kitchen Witches!”