Ingredients Jump to Instructions ↓

  1. 1 13-pound goose, giblets and neck discarded

  2. 3 garlic cloves, thinly sliced

  3. 8 Gala or Golden Delicious apples, peeled, each cut into 6 wedges

  4. 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice

  5. 6 tablespoons sugar

  6. 1/4 cup Calvados

  7. 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

Instructions Jump to Ingredients ↑

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. Serve goose with caramelized apples.


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