Duck With Apples and Orange Liqueur Sauce

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READY IN: 1hr 20mins
SERVES: 4
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 12
    cup salted butter, melted
  • 1
    pint cider
  • 2
    lbs cooking apples, peeled,cored and sliced
  • 12
    cup orange liqueur (such as Triple Sec or Cointreau)
  • 12
    cup cream
  • salt and pepper
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DIRECTIONS

  • Melt all but 2 Tbs of the butter and pour over the duck in a roasting pan.
  • Truss and bake at 350° 15 minutes per lb, basting often with the pan juices.
  • Combine the cider and liqueur in a saucepan and reduce slightly by boiling.
  • Gradually add the cream, salt& pepper.
  • Over low heat, reduce the sauce by 1/3 or until thick.
  • Fry the apple slices in 2 Tbs butter until golden brown.
  • Remove the duck and let rest 15 minutes.
  • Place the duck on serving platter, surrounded by the cooked apples.
  • Serve the sauce in a separate dish with a spoon or ladle.
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