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Roast Goose with Apple-Raisin Stuffing

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  • 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 thermometer reads 180°. Drain fat from pan as it accumulates. Remove stuffing before carving goose.

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Reviews

Average Rating: 5
  • DarBarCooks
    Nov 4, 2016

    I've used this recipe for my Thanksgiving turkey for years since it was featured in Taste of Home's 1996 October/November issue. It's a keeper. Not too sweet-perfect!

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