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.
White Stone, Virginia
This recipe is one of our favorite ways to prepare goose and it's especially nice for the holidays. My husband does a lot of hunting, so I'm always looking for new ways to fix game. — Louise Laginess, East Jordan, Michigan
As pretty as a picture with its caramelized seasoning rub, this festive goose is guaranteed to be a holiday showstopper! Best of all, it tastes as delicious as it looks and fills the house with an incredible aroma as it cooks.
Steeped in tradition and rich with flavor, a holiday goose is an impressive centerpiece to your meal. The delicious aroma and tangy orange sauce makes this a bird even Scrooge would love. —Terri Draper, Columbus, Montana
While goose is thought of as a traditional Christmas entree, some people do not care for the all dark meat bird. My recipe will change their mind in one bite. The sweet citrus glaze compliments the rich, juicy meat perfectly. —Colleen Sturma, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
"After my son went goose hunting, I had to cook what he brought home. So I got ingredients together and came up with this chunky soup. It's chock-full of pasta and vegetables," relates Loretta Fenrich of Bonney Lake, Washington.
A tempting Thanksgiving goose is a family tradition I've kept up. Paired with moist, lightly sweet apple-raisin stuffing, it's a special main dish that makes us count our blessings.
-Denise Goedeken, Platte Center, Nebraska