Christmas Goose

Christmas Goose Recipe

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Deanna Rodgers


When our girls were home one of our Christmas tradition was the "Christmas" goose. A goose is all dark meat and we loved that. I don't know how many people fix a Christmas goose any more but I thought you might enjoy the recipe.


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6-8 depending on size of goose
40 Min


  • 1 large
    goose, rinse and pat dry with paper towels
  • 1 large
    apple,peeled and cut into chunks
  • 1 large
    potato, peeled and cut into chunks
  • 1 medium
    onion, peeled and cut into chunks
  • 6-8 slice
    hickory smoked bacon

  • 3/4 c
  • 1/2 c
    red wine
  • 1/2 tsp
    worcestershire sauce
  • 1
    shot brandy, optional
  • 1/2 c
    brown sugar, packed

How to Make Christmas Goose


  1. Pre-heat oven to 300 degrees.
    To make the Goose Haven Sauce: combine all ingredients in small bowl and stir briskly for 2 minutes. Set aside.
  2. Rub cavity generously with table salt, optional.
    Peel the apple, potato and onion cut into chunks and place in cavity. Cover goose with bacon slices. Place goose on rack in roaster, place roaster in center of the oven. Place in oven and cook 1/2 hour per pound of goose. During the last hour of baking time baste ever 15 minutes with Goose Haven Sauce.
  3. When goose is done remove from oven and let stand for 15 minutes before slicing. Heat remaining sauce and serve with goose.

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About Christmas Goose

Course/Dish: Other Main Dishes
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: American

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