Cranberry Orange Duck


Glazed roast duck.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
2 hrs 37 mins
Additional Time:
3 mins
Total Time:
3 hrs
5 servings


  • 1 teaspoon Chinese five-spice powder, or more to taste

  • 1 (5 1/2 pound) whole duck

  • 1 onion, chopped

  • 1 orange - zested, peeled, and cubed

  • 1 (12 ounce) bag fresh cranberries

  • 1 ounce brandy-based orange liqueur (such as Grand Marnier®)

  • 1 tablespoon honey

  • 1 tablespoon white sugar

  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).

  2. Sprinkle Chinese five-spice powder inside the duck cavity. Add chopped onion and cubed orange.

  3. Combine cranberries, orange liqueur, honey, white sugar, and soy sauce in a saucepan. Cook and stir until glaze reaches a jam-like consistency, 7 to 10 minutes. Allow to cool slightly, about 3 minutes.

  4. Place duck on a roasting rack inside a roasting pan; baste with the glaze.

  5. Bake in the preheated oven until no longer pink at the bone and the juices run clear, about 2 1/2 hours. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the thigh, near the bone, should read 165 degrees F (74 degrees C).

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

673 Calories
49g Fat
22g Carbs
33g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 5
Calories 673
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 49g 63%
Saturated Fat 17g 83%
Cholesterol 144mg 48%
Sodium 165mg 7%
Total Carbohydrate 22g 8%
Dietary Fiber 4g 14%
Total Sugars 13g
Protein 33g
Vitamin C 15mg 77%
Calcium 42mg 3%
Iron 5mg 29%
Potassium 488mg 10%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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