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Roast Goose with Caramelized Apples

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“This is a classic French Chanukah dish, but is good for any holiday.”
4hrs 15mins

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  1. Position rack in bottom third of oven and preheat to 350°F.
  2. Rinse goose inside and out; pat dry with paper towels.
  3. Sprinkle inside and out with salt and pepper.
  4. Using knife, cut small slits all over goose; place garlic slices into slits.
  5. Place goose on rack, breast side down, in large roasting pan.
  6. Roast goose 2 hours 45 minutes, basting occasionally with drippings and removing excess fat; reserve 6 tablespoons fat.
  7. Turn goose over.
  8. Roast until brown and thermometer inserted into thickest part of thigh registers 175°F, basting occasionally with drippings, about 45 minutes longer.
  9. Meanwhile, toss apples and lemon juice in large bowl.
  10. Pour 6 tablespoons goose fat into 15 x 10 x 2-inch glass baking dish.
  11. Using slotted spoon, transfer apples to baking dish; toss apples in goose fat.
  12. Add sugar, Calvados and cinnamon to apples; toss.
  13. Bake apples alongside goose until very tender and golden, about 1 hour.
  14. Serve goose with caramelized apples.

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