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Roast Christmas Goose

Total Time

Prep: 10 min. Bake: 2-1/4 hours + standing

Makes

8 servings

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
Roast Christmas Goose Recipe photo by Taste of Home

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

  1. 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.
  2. 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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