Roast Christmas goose recipe

  • Serves (based on 100g meat per person) + leftovers
  • 30 mins to prepare and 2 hrs 05 mins to cook, 15 mins to cool
  • 400 calories / serving
  • Freezable
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Roast goose with spiced apple sauce day 6  HERO

Preheat the oven to Gas 6, 200°C, 400°F.

Mix together all ingredients, except goose. Stuff goose with mixture. Fold down the flap and secure the legs with string.

Weigh the stuffed goose and calculate the cooking time: 20 minutes per 500g (1lb). Place on a roasting rack within a tray, as this allows fat to drip away while cooking.

Cover loosely with foil and put in oven. Reduce to Gas 4, 180°C, 350°F after the first 20 minutes. Remove foil for the final 20 minutes. 

When cooked, remove from oven and allow goose to rest for 15 minutes in a warm place before carving. To test whether the goose is completely cooked, pierce the thigh gently with a skewer - it's ready when the juices run clear.

Peel and dice apples, place in a small saucepan with the lemon, nutmeg and cinnamon. Add 1-2 tablespoons water and simmer for 5 minutes. Serve with the goose.

Some products in this recipe are seasonal and so may not be available to buy online all year. 

For top tips on protecting you and your family when preparing raw meat and poultry, visit Food Safety in the Home and view the full Food safety at home video.

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  • Ingredients

  • 3kg (6lb) goose
  • 200g (7oz) lean pork, minced
  • 1 red onion, diced
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • bunch lemon thyme, chopped
  • 50g (2oz) fresh breadcrumbs
  • 2 apples, peeled and grated
  • salt
  • pepper
  • For the apple sauce

  • 4 cooking apples
  • 1 lemon, juiced and zested
  • pinch nutmeg
  • pinch cinnamon
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  • Calories
    400
    20%
  • Sugar
    7g
    8%
  • Fat
    23g
    33%
  • Saturates
    12g
    60%
  • Salt
    0.6g
    10%
of an adult's Reference Intake daily amount.
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