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Goose with chestnuts

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Origin of dish:  France
Type of cooking:  Oven
Preparation time: 40 minutes
Cooking time: 105 minutes
Ingredients (serves 8):


Preheat the oven to 180°C (gas mark 6).

1- Prepare a stuffing with the sausage meat, shallots and one apple (peeled and chopped). Add 850g of chestnuts, the egg and seasoning. Mix well.
2- Stuff and truss the bird, making sure you seal the cavity.
3- Smear half of the butter over the bird and cook in the oven for 1h45, basting regularly.
4- Mix the remaining 150g chestnuts with the butter and sugar. Use this mixture to stuff the apples.
5- Put the apples in the oven 20 minutes before the end of cooking time.
Advice: If you can, use canadian cooking apples for this recipe, they are an ideal size for individual servings.

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