Duck Breast with Three Red Fruits

A simply seasoned pan-fried duck breast is served with a ruby red sauce made with red plums, strawberries and raspberries. Roasted potatoes sprinkled with fresh rosemary is a great side dish to serve alongside this duck.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
19 mins
Total Time:
34 mins
2 servings


  • 1 tablespoon butter

  • 3 plums, cut into small pieces

  • 1 cup fresh strawberries, hulled and halved

  • 1 cup fresh raspberries

  • 1 tablespoon honey, or to taste

  • 1 cinnamon stick

  • 1 large boneless duck breast

  • salt and freshly ground black pepper


  1. Melt butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Add plums, strawberries, raspberries, honey, and cinnamon stick. Stir well and simmer until fruit is soft, about 7 minutes.

  2. Score duck breast skin in a diamond pattern. Season with salt and pepper.

  3. Heat a skillet over medium heat and cook duck until skin is browned, about 7 minutes. Turn over and cook until duck is medium rare, about 5 minutes more. Slice duck breast in half to check for doneness. Continue cooking, if necessary, until an instant-read thermometer inserted into the center reads at least 165 degrees F (74 degrees C) and breast is still pink in the center. Slice thinly and serve with the warm sauce ladled over top.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

264 Calories
11g Fat
34g Carbs
11g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 2
Calories 264
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11g 14%
Saturated Fat 5g 24%
Cholesterol 68mg 23%
Sodium 152mg 7%
Total Carbohydrate 34g 12%
Dietary Fiber 8g 28%
Total Sugars 25g
Protein 11g
Vitamin C 71mg 357%
Calcium 47mg 4%
Iron 2mg 12%
Potassium 379mg 8%

* 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.