Roasted Goose with Prune and Apple Stuffing
fresh goose (giblets removed)
pitted prunes that have been soaked in cranberry juice for 3-4 days
apples (peeled, halved and cored)
Salt and pepper to taste
How to Make Roasted Goose with Prune and Apple Stuffing
- In a medium sized bowl, add the prunes and apples.
- Season them with salt and pepper to taste along with the nutmeg. Mix them well and stuff them in the goose.
- Add lemon slices in different parts of the stuffing.
- Cover the goose with a foil and place in a baking dish.
- Roast the goose at 325 F in the oven for 2-3 hours.
- Remove the foil and baste with the drippings.
- Continue roasting for a few more minutes until it is golden brown and very tender.
- Add the potatoes to the bottom of the baking dish 1 hour after the goose has been kept in the oven.
- Lightly season the potatoes with salt and pepper once the baking dish is removed.
- Serve and enjoy with French bread.
- Before turkeys became the official Christmas poultry meat, geese were commonly eaten. This is because turkeys were not farmed back in the 17th-18th
- A group of geese is called a skein.
- Geese live up to 25 years.
- Geese are usually found in very high-end and fancy restaurants so you won’t be seeing them much in a regular bistro or café.
- Geese can migrate up to 4000 miles in a given season.
- Geese have less meat and more bone than a regular chicken which is why they are not that popular in common restaurants. Allow at least 1.5 lbs per person when buying a goose.
- Father Goose was a movie starring Cary Grant that won him an Oscar for his portrayal of a war veteran.
Geese eggs are used for making handicraft material.