Roast Duck with Apple Dressing


1 (4 pound) wild duck, whole

salt and pepper to taste

1 teaspoon poultry seasoning

1/2 tablespoon butter

3 tablespoons chopped onion

5 stalks celery, chopped

3 cups peeled, cored and chopped apple

3 cups corn bread crumbs

1 tablespoon olive oil


1 Rinse duck and pat dry; rub with salt, pepper and poultry seasoning.

2 Melt butter in a small skillet over medium heat. Once melted, saute onion and celery until tender.

3 In a medium bowl, combine saute mixture, apple and bread crumbs and mix together to make stuffing (if necessary, add a little water to moisten).

4 Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

5 Stuff duck and sew securely. Rub outside of bird lightly with oil and place in a shallow roasting pan or 9x13-inch baking dish.

6 Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for about 60 minutes, or until completely tender and juices run clear.