French Stuffed Duck Recipe with Walnut and Apple

French Stuffed Duck Roast with Walnut and Apple

➡️ Searching for easy roast duck recipes in 2024? On this site, you’ll find out how to make stuffed duck with apple and walnut from scratch in 18 steps at home. Cooking a whole duck is one of the emblematic elements of French gastronomy, which is recognized worldwide as one of the most refined. Therefore, in France, you’ll find many ways to cook a whole duck, among which roast is one of the main methods to cook a whole duck in the oven.

➡️ The French recipes for roast duck vary from simple to complex, the latter assuming the filling of the duck with various ingredients, of which fruits and nuts are preferred. My easy roast duck recipe enables you to cook a whole duck in the oven with simple and tasty ingredients such as fresh apples and walnuts.

➡️ French cuisine is known to be complex, but that does not mean that all recipes are complicated. Cooking a stuffed duck roast is simple, even if it takes a long time to get tender meat. Watch the cooking video below and learn how to make stuffed duck from scratch in the French style using a yummy and easy duck roast recipe with apple and walnut stuffing.

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How to Cook French Stuffed Duck Roast from Scratch

What ingredients do you need to make a stuffed duck roast?

Raw Whole Duck

1) 800 g/28 oz of Italian bread core
2) 300 ml/10 fl oz of cold cow milk
3) 100 g/3.5 oz of chopped walnut core
4) 1 kg/35 oz of sweet apples
5) 2 tbsp of sunflower oil or butter
6) 2 kg/70 oz of duck
7) salt and ground white pepper + black peppercorn to taste
8) 1 tsp of garlic powder or 3-4 garlic cloves, chopped finely
9) 3-4 garlic cloves, chopped coarsely
10) 1 tsp of coriander powder
11) chopped green dill to taste
12) some rosemary to taste (optional)

How to make stuffed duck from scratch?

French Stuffed Duck Roast with Walnut and Apple

1) take the core out from the bread and place it into a bowl
2) pour cow milk over bread core and knead ingredients until smooth
3) coarsely chop the walnut core
4) peel apples off and remove stubs, then chop them coarsely
5) fry apples with a little oil or butter until they turn golden
6) rub the duck with salt both on the outside and inside
7) detach the skin from the breast so that neither the skin nor the flesh breaks
8) add garlic and coriander to the bread core bowl, then season stuffing with salt and pepper to taste
9) add chopped walnuts and fried apples to the bowl, then mix ingredients until blended well
10) add finely chopped dill to taste, then mix ingredients again
11) stuff the duck into the previously created skin pockets from the breast, then put the rest of the stuffing inside the duck
12) sprinkle a few coarsely chopped garlic cloves over the duck
13) put the duck on the tray, then pour about 500 ml/17 fl oz of water into it
14) sprinkle some black peppercorn and rosemary springs in the tray (optional)
15) cover the tray with foil, then place it in the oven at 160 C/320 F for 45 minutes
16) remove foil from the tray, and put the tray back in the oven at 180 C/360 F for about an hour or until the stuffed duck is brown
17) take the tray out from the oven, cover the roast duck with foil and wait about 30 minutes before serving to harden the filling and rest the meat
18) slice the duck up as desired and serve it together with filling (recommended)

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Final Notes for the French Stuffed Duck Roast Recipe with Walnuts and Apples

➡️ Duck is a delicacy that will delight all gourmets on the planet! Because of its high popularity, in some countries, a tasty duck roast replaces the traditional Christmas turkey roast. However, duck is often served in the autumn-winter period and is one of the most appreciated food recipes by poultry lovers.

➡️ Usually, the whole duck is prepared in the form of a roast in the oven. A more refined version of duck roast is stuffed duck. There are different types of fillings that fit very well with duck and I prefer the one shared in this recipe.

➡️ Preparing roasted stuffed duck recipes in the oven does not pose particular problems for even the least experienced in the kitchen. The filling is easy, it’s made from simple ingredients, and does not require much time for preparation.

➡️ As you probably noted in the video, I like to protect the breast with a stuffing layer under the skin to avoid drying the meat excessively during cooking in the oven. Maybe some of you will find it easier to put all the stuffing inside the duck and not make the skin pockets on the duck breast. However, my advice is to do the same as me and cook the stuffed duck in the oven just as in this video. I offer this advice to those of you who don’t know that the stuffing on the duck breast has the role to protect it and, in the end, keep the meat tender and juicy!

➡️ Enjoy cooking stuffed duck roast from scratch! For additional info, read more about duck as the food here!

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