Roast Duck With Balsamic Vinegar & Honey Glaze

READY IN: 1hr 40mins
Recipe by DiscoverDuck

Great whole duck recipe for the holidays using Maple Leaf Farms Duck. Garnish this beautiful bird with fresh herbs.

Top Review by JustJanS

A lovely simple way to cook our duck tonight. I'm not sure why I needed the two teaspoons of balsamic extra, so I just added it in to the other amount. We eat lots of duck and this was a god one-thanks for posting!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 whole duck, from maple leaf farms defrosted, giblets removed
  • salt and pepper, To Taste
  • 10 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar
  • 14 cup honey
  • 12 teaspoon black pepper, freshly ground
  • 12 teaspoon red wine vinegar


  1. Preheat oven to 425°F.
  2. Remove (thawed) duck from bag and rinse under cold water.
  3. Generously season duck cavity and skin with salt and pepper. Tie legs together with string.
  4. Roast duck, breast side up, for 20 minutes. Remove duck from oven.
  5. Rake skin numerous times with a sharp meat fork being careful not to pierce meat; return to oven. Continue to roast for 1 hour and 10 minutes. While roasting, frequently baste duck with juices from bottom of roasting pan.
  6. While duck is roasting, combine 10 tablespoons balsamic vinegar, honey and pepper in small saucepan. Over high heat, bring to a boil. Boil until mixture starts to thicken. Stir constantly until mixture is very thick and reduced to about 3 tablespoons. Remove from heat; add remaining balsamic and red wine vinegar. Keep warm until duck is cooked. (If glaze cools and becomes too thick, warm over low heat, stirring constantly.).
  7. When duck is cooked, remove from oven and dry skin with paper towels. Brush duck with a thick coat of warm glaze; place in oven for 1 minute. Remove from oven and serve immediately. Garnish with fresh herbs.

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