6 servings

How to Make It

Step 1

Remove giblets and necks from ducks; reserve for another use, if desired. Rinse ducks thoroughly under cold water, and pat dry with paper towels. Sprinkle cavities and skin with salt and pepper; fill cavities with shallots and next 3 ingredients. Prick skin with a meat fork. Tie ends of legs together with string; tuck wingtips under.

Step 2

Place ducks, breast side up, on a lightly greased rack in a broiler pan. Fill pan with hot water to depth of 1/2 inch. Bake, uncovered, at 450° for 45 minutes. Turn ducks over; bake 30 minutes.

Step 3

Combine marmalade and brown sugar. Microwave at HIGH for 2 1/2 minutes. Turn ducks breast side up; brush with marmalade mixture. Insert a meat thermometer into thickest portion of thigh, without touching fat or bone. Bake 5 to 10 minutes or until thermometer registers 180°. Transfer ducks to a serving platter; let stand 10 minutes before serving. Garnish, if desired.

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Ratings & Reviews

bmsalex's Review

December 28, 2010
Great duck! I substituted orange marmalade and an oange in cavity with great success. Raves from the family.

Iris12's Review

January 05, 2010
Very easy and delicious recipe. Lemon marmalade may be difficult to find, thus make sure to buy ahead. I found it in the international aisle.