Roast Goose with Sweet Glaze

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Bake: 2-3/4 hours + standing


10 servings

Updated: Jun. 27, 2023
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
Roast Goose with Sweet Glaze Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1 domestic goose (10 to 12 pounds)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 small navel oranges, quartered
  • 1 small onion, quartered
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 3/4 cup orange marmalade
  • 3 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper


  1. Sprinkle goose and inside cavity with salt. Prick skin well with a fork. Place the oranges, onion and garlic in cavity. Tuck wings under goose; tie drumsticks together. Place breast side up on a rack in a roasting pan.
  2. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 2-3/4 to 3-1/4 hours or until a thermometer reads 180°. Cover loosely with foil if goose browns too quickly. If necessary, drain fat from pan as it accumulates.
  3. In a small saucepan, combine the marmalade, mustard, soy sauce, brown sugar and pepper. Cook and stir over medium heat until heated through. During the last 15 minutes of cooking, baste some of the glaze over goose.
  4. Place goose on a serving platter; cover and let stand for 15 minutes before carving. Just before serving, brush with remaining glaze.

Nutrition Facts

6 ounces cooked goose: 728 calories, 47g fat (15g saturated fat), 196mg cholesterol, 630mg sodium, 18g carbohydrate (16g sugars, 0 fiber), 55g protein.

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