Orange Roasted Duck

Orange Roasted Duck

Looking for something spectacular to serve at your next dinner party? This Orange Roasted Duck is sure to impress your guests.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 10 minutes
Servings 4 servings


  • 1 5-lb duck
  • 2 oranges, zested, and cut into wedges
  • 2 Tbsp melted butter
  • 1/2 cup orange jam
  • 2 Tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 1/4 tsp ground mustard
  • 1 tsp cornstarch
  • 1/2 tsp ground pepper


  • Preheat your oven to 350ºF. Prepare duck by placing the neck to the back with skewers. Fold wings to the back. Then place breast side up in a roasting pan.
  • Stuff the duck with half of the orange wedges and brush the duck with melted butter. Roast until skin is crisp, about 2 hours and 30 minutes. Let sit 15 minutes.
  • Meanwhile prepare the orange sauce by combining the zest, orange jam, soy sauce, orange juice, ground mustard, and ground pepper. Bring to a boil. Mix the cornstarch with 1 tsp cold water and stir. Whisk into sauce until the sauce thickens and boils. Boil for 3 minutes.
  • Brush the duck with the sauce and garnish with the remaining wedges. Serve with additional sauce.


The duck must come to a temperature of about 180ºF.
Let duck stand for 10 minutes for easier carving.

Perfect Pairing

Serve this Orange Roasted Duck with Roasted Cauliflower with Pepper.
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