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Roast Christmas Goose

I have such fond childhood memories of Christmas dinner and my mother serving a golden brown Christmas goose. To flavor the meat, Mom stuffed the bird with peeled and quartered fruit that's discarded after baking. —Rosemarie Force, White Stone, Virginia
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. Bake: 2-1/4 hours + standing
  • Makes
    8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 domestic goose (10 to 12 pounds)
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 medium apple, peeled and quartered
  • 1 medium navel orange, peeled and quartered
  • 1 medium lemon, peeled and quartered
  • 1 cup hot water

Directions

  • Sprinkle the goose cavity with salt and pepper. Place the apple, orange and lemon in the cavity. Place goose breast side up on a rack in a large shallow roasting pan. Prick skin well with a fork. Pour water into pan.
  • Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 2-1/4 to 3 hours or until a thermometer reads 180°. If necessary, drain fat from pan as it accumulates. Cover goose with foil and let stand for 20 minutes before carving. Discard fruit.
Nutrition Facts
4 ounce-weight: 376 calories, 26g fat (8g saturated fat), 108mg cholesterol, 84mg sodium, 4g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 1g fiber), 30g protein.

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  • Naomie
    Dec 19, 2019

    Just curious, why do you prick the skin? I never have. I slather the skin with butter and use homemade chicken stock instead of water. Just like preparing a turkey. Also good stuffed too!

  • Belinda9652
    Oct 29, 2006

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