Honey Cinnamon Roasted Duck with Apples and Walnuts. Perfect Holiday Dinner.
Apples, walnuts, garlic, cinnamon and honey will give an incredible flavor to the meat. This duck is an irresistible treat for a company any time of year.
PREPARATION: 15 min
COOKING: 2 hours
1 whole duck
2 apples, sliced
4-6 garlic cloves
1/4 cup walnuts
1/3 cup raw honey
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon pink salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
In a small bowl, combine together honey, cinnamon, salt and pepper. Mix well.
Rinse the duck inside and out, and pat dry.
Trim off all the excess skin and fat on the duck.
Prick the duck all over the breast and in all the fat pockets with a sharp fork.
Season the duck with the honey mixture all over the surface of the duck and also inside the inner cavity.
Place apples, walnuts and garlic into the cavity of the duck.
Cover and refrigerate the bird for at least 2 hours, or overnight.
Preheat oven to 400 F.
Place the duck breast side up in a roasting pan on top of a rack. Cover the roasting pan with aluminum foil.
Roast the duck, covered, for about 1 hour 30 minutes
Uncover and roast for another 20-30 minutes until golden brown.
The duck is well done when the juices from the fattest part of the thigh or drumstick run pale yellow.
Transfer duck to a cutting board and let stand 15 minutes before carving.
This duck is delicious with the Red wine Mushroom and Cranberry Sauce.