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Roast Duck with Orange Apricot Sauce

Russ Myers


This simple recipe will have your family asking for seconds.


★★★★★ 3 votes

4 servings
15 Min
2 Hr


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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

How to Make Roast Duck with Orange Apricot Sauce


  • 1Preheat 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). Sauce: 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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About Roast Duck with Orange Apricot Sauce

Main Ingredient: Wild Game
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Heirloom

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