Roast Goose With Molasses Ginger Glaze

Total Time
3hrs 20mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 3 hrs

Garnish the serving tray with small apples and grapes.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. For molasses glaze: In medium bowl combine molasses, bottled hot pepper sauce, ginger, garlic and coarsely ground black pepper; mix well and set aside.
  2. Preheat oven to 425°F.
  3. Remove giblets from goose to use another time or discard.
  4. Rinse goose in cold water, removing as much fat as possible from body cavity.
  5. Pat goose dry with paper towels and pierce skin all over with prongs of large fork.
  6. Season goose with salt, inside and out.
  7. Arrange breast side up on rack in large shallow roasting pan.
  8. Roast at 425°F for 15 minutes then reduce oven temperature to 350°F.
  9. Continue roasting for 20 to 23 minutes per pound until thermometer inserted between leg and thickest part of thigh registers 180°F (make sure thermometer does not touch bone).
  10. Drain off all fat from pan.
  11. Brush some of molasses glaze completely over goose.
  12. Continue roasting 20 minutes, brushing with molasses mixture after 10 minutes.
  13. Remove goose from oven; cover with foil and let stand 15 minutes before carving.
Most Helpful

This was my First Christmas Goose, but will NOT be my last! I am already getting hungry for next year! I mixed this recipe with the "Forcemeat and Apple/Cranberry Stuffing" Recipe and it was DELISH!!!

John 11-44 December 27, 2007