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Roast Goose with Apple-Raisin Stuffing Recipe

Roast Goose with Apple-Raisin Stuffing Recipe

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
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 3 hours YIELD:10 servings


  • 1 domestic goose (10 to 12 pounds)
  • 1-1/4 teaspoons salt, divided
  • 1 cup chopped celery
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 3 cups chopped peeled apples
  • 2 cups raisins
  • 8 cups cubed day-old white bread
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup apple cider
  • 1/2 cup water


  • 1. Sprinkle the inside of the goose with 1/4 teaspoon salt. Prick skin well. In a skillet, saute celery and onion in butter; transfer to a bowl. Add the apples, raisins, bread, sugar and remaining salt.
  • 2. In a small bowl, beat eggs, cider and water. Pour over bread mixture and toss lightly. Stuff into the goose. Place with breast side up on a rack in a large shallow roasting pan.
  • 3. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 3 to 3-1/2 hours or until a meat thermometer reads 180°. Drain fat from pan as it accumulates. Remove stuffing before carving goose. Yield: 10 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 897 calories, 52 g fat (17 g saturated fat), 245 mg cholesterol, 589 mg sodium, 48 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 59 g protein.

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