Roasted Goose with Port Wine Cherry Sauce Recipe

Roasted Goose with Port Wine Cherry Sauce Recipe

How To Make Roasted Goose with Port Wine Cherry Sauce

Crispy and juicy roasted goose is slathered with a rich, slightly sweet, and uniquely fruity sauce made with port wine and fresh cherries.

Preparation: 15 minutes
Cooking: 3 hours 15 minutes
Total: 3 hours 30 minutes



  • 10lbswhole goose
  • sea salt,to taste
  • ½orange
  • ½lemon
  • ½Granny Smith apple
  • 2tbspgoose fat
  • 1cupcherries,pitted and halved
  • 1cupport wine
  • tspfresh ginger root,grated
  • ¼cupgreen onion,thinly sliced
  • 1tbspwhite sugar
  • tspsoy sauce
  • ½cupchicken stock


  1. Preheat an oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  2. Use a fork to prick the goose all over. Do not go into the meat, just through the skin.

  3. Season inside and out with sea salt, stuff with the orange, lemon, and apple; tie the wings behind the bird with cooking twine. Place breast-side-down into a roasting pan, and fill with ½-inch of water.

  4. Bake in the preheated oven for 45 minutes, then remove from the oven. Turn the goose breast-side-up, and prick the skin with a fork again. Add water to the pan to bring the level back up to ½-inch.

  5. Return the goose to the oven, and cook for about 2 hours or until an instant-read thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the thigh, near the bone reads 170 degrees F (75 degrees C).

  6. Remove from the oven, and cover loosely with aluminum foil to rest.

  7. Spoon 2 tablespoons of goose fat from the roasting pan into a small saucepan, and heat over medium heat. Stir in the cherries and cook for about 10 minutes or until the cherries have softened and begun to release their juice.

  8. Stir in the port wine, and bring to a boil over high heat. Boil for 2 minutes, then stir in the ginger, green onion, sugar, soy sauce, and chicken stock.

  9. Return to a boil, then reduce heat to medium, and simmer for about 10 minutes or until the sauce has reduced by half or any desired consistency. Serve the sauce alongside the goose.


  • Calories: 2917.74kcal
  • Fat: 258.78g
  • Saturated Fat: 75.20g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 136.89g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 28.96g
  • Carbohydrates: 12.99g
  • Fiber: 1.42g
  • Sugar: 9.33g
  • Protein: 121.09g
  • Cholesterol: 609.66mg
  • Sodium: 1997.11mg
  • Calcium: 106.40mg
  • Potassium: 2479.84mg
  • Iron: 19.22mg
  • Vitamin A: 133.47µg
  • Vitamin C: 42.58mg
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