Roast Duck with Orange Apricot Sauce


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This simple recipe will have your family asking for seconds.

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Necedah, WI

Time needed

15 min preparation + 2 hour cooking

Serving Size / Yield

4 servings


  • 2 ducks, 5-6 lbs. each
  • 4 Tbs. soy sauce
  • 3 C. water
  • Apricot Orange Sauce:
  • one 16-oz. jar apricot preserves
  • 3/4 C. orange-flavored liqueur


Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Wash ducks, and dry thoroughly. Tuck wing tips under back. Place on rack in low-sided roasting pan. Prick skin on thighs with fork. Pour soy sauce over ducks. Pour water in pan (do not pour water over ducks). Roast 1 1/2 to 2 hours. Split ducks in half, arrange on heated platter, and top with sauce (below).

In small saucepan, combine preserves and liqueur. Simmer 10 minutes. For variations of this sauce, add 1 cup raisins, 1 cup chopped and pitted dates, or 1 cup canned mandarin orange sections, well drained.

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