Stuffed Roast Goose


  • 1 large yellow onion, chopped
  • 1 large tart apple, chopped
  • 1/4 cup chicken broth
  • 6 cups toasted fresh bread crumbs
  • 1/2 cup currants or chopped raisins
  • 1/4 cup slivered almonds, toasted
  • 1/4 cup minced parsley
  • 1 teaspoon dried sage leaves
  • 1/4 teaspoon each salt and black pepper
  • 1/3 cup chicken broth
  • 1 (7 to 8 pound) goose, giblets removed


  1. In a small saucepan, combine the onion, apple and 1/4 cup chicken broth. Bring to a boil. Lower heat and simmer for 5 minutes or until onion and apple are tender.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine onion mixture, bread crumbs, currants, almonds, parsley, sage, salt and pepper.
  3. Toss 1/3 cup broth with bread crumb mixture.
  4. Heat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  5. Rinse goose; drain and pat dry. Prick the skin on the lower breast, legs and around the wings with a skewer. Stuff and truss goose. Place goose, breast-side-up, on a rack in large roasting pan. Insert a roasting thermometer in its thigh without touching bone. Spoon remaining stuffing into a lightly greased 1 1/2-quart casserole; cover and refrigerate.
  6. Roast goose for 2 to 2 1/2 hours or until the thermometer registers 175 degrees F, draining fat often.
  7. Bake the covered casserole of stuffing alongside the goose during the last 30 minutes of roasting.
  8. Let the goose stand for 15 to 20 minutes.
  9. Carve goose; discard the skin.

Yield: 6 servings