8 to 10 servings

How to Make It

Step 1

Remove giblets from cavities of ducklings; set aside.

Step 2

Rub cavities with salt and pepper. Combine 3 stalks chopped celery, apple, and raisins; spoon into cavity of each duckling. Close the cavity of duckling with skewers.

Step 3

Combine lemon juice and butter; set aside.

Step 4

Place ducklings, breast side up, on a rack in roasting pan. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 1 1/2 hours or until drumsticks and thighs move easily. Baste ducklings often with lemon-butter mixture during last 30 minutes of cooking time.

Step 5

Combine onion, 1 stalk chopped celery, water, and giblets in a large saucepan; cover and cook over low heat until giblets are tender. Strain stock, and set aside. Discard vegetables. Chop giblets, and set aside.

Step 6

Remove ducklings to serving platter. Degrease pan juices. Combine reserved stock and pan juices. Add flour; stir well. Add giblets; cook over medium heat until thickened. Serve gravy separately as a side dish.

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