Duck Breasts with Apples and Caraway


  • 2 boneless duck breasts, trimmed
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 tablespoon duck fat
  • 1/2 teaspoon caraway seeds, lightly crushed
  • 2 apples, peeled, cored and cut into thick wedges
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 2 sprigs fresh rosemary, for garnish


Prep Time: 15 mins |  Ready In: 45 mins  |  Servings: 4

  1. Prick the skin of the duck breasts all over, then season with salt and pepper.
  2. Heat the duck fat in a heavy large skillet over medium heat. Sprinkle the caraway seeds over the bottom of the skillet.
  3. Place the duck breasts skin side down in the middle of the skillet. Arrange the apples in a single layer around the duck. Sprinkle the apples with the sugar.
  4. Cook the breasts without moving them until the skin is deep golden brown and crisp, 18–20 minutes. Use a fork to turn the apples as they cook so they brown on all sides. Turn the breasts over and cook for about 5 minutes.
  5. Transfer the duck breasts to a plate and let them rest for 5–10 minutes. While the duck breasts rest, continue to gently cook the apples until they are tender and golden brown all over.
  6. To serve, slice the duck breasts and arrange on a platter with the apples. Garnish with rosemary.

Nutrition Facts:

1620 Calories | 152g Total Fat | 51g Saturated Fat |  295mg Cholesterol | 440mg Sodium | 900mg Potassium | 14g Carbohydrate | 2g Dietary Fiber | 10g Sugars | 42g Protein

Recipe Source: Yummly/Food Republic