Roast Duck with Sweet Potato and Apple Stuffing

The robust combination of duck with the flavors of sweet potatoes and apples will be a welcome addition to your holiday table.


Prep Time {20 min }

Cook Time {2.5 hr}

Serving Size {4 servings}


1 Maple Leaf Farms Whole Duck, thawed

1/4 tsp. Salt

1/8 tsp. Ground Black Pepper

1/4 tsp. Dried Thyme Leaves

2 large Sweet Potatoes (3/4 lb.)

2 Green Cooking Apples (1/2 lb.)

1/4 tsp. Ground Cinnamon

1 Tbsp. Light Brown Sugar

1 Tbsp. Butter

1/4 cup Apple Jelly

1 1/4 cups Apple Juice

1/4 cup Water

2 Tbsp. Flour


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1. Take duck from bag and remove neck and giblets and excessive fat from the cavity of the duck. Reserve for other uses. Rinse duck under cool water; dry duck. Sprinkle with half of the salt, pepper and thyme.

2. Heat oven to 450° F. In a deep roasting pan, place duck breast-side up on a rack. Prick breast with tines of fork being careful not to pierce meat. Roast 15 minutes.

3. Reduce heat to 350° F. Cover duck loosely with aluminum foil and roast until just tender -- about 1 1/2 hours.

4. Wash and peel sweet potatoes; wash and core apples. Cut both into 1" chunks. In a quart casserole dish, combine sweet potatoes, apples, cinnamon, brown sugar and butter. Place in oven with duck and bake for last hour of baking time.

5. In a small saucepan, heat apple jelly. Remove foil from duck and brush with apple jelly. Roast until golden brown and glazed -- about 20 minutes longer. Brush with jelly several times during baking.

6. Remove duck to serving platter and keep warm. Skim off fat in roasting pan. Add apple juice, remaining salt, pepper and thyme. Place pan on burner. Bring to a boil. Simmer 5 minutes to make apple gravy. Stir water into flour. Stir flour mixture into roasting pan and cook until thickened.

7. Spoon stuffing around duck and serve with apple gravy.

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I cooked exactly as the recipe but I thought the Duck was tough, not juicy and tender as I have had. The sweet potatoe and apple was good AND THE GRAVY WITH APPLE JUICE WAS GOOD,




this looks amazing. i cant wait o try it!


This was fantastic and so easy to do!