Duck with Pears

Duck with Pears

This duck with pears recipe is a perfect main course to serve if you want to have a classy dinner at home. Check out the ingredient list and the preparation.

28 November, 2018
Average: 4 (2 votes)

serves for


total time

2 HR 40 MIN


2 tbsp
Olive oil
2 tbsp
1, approx. 2 kg
White wine
400 g, dry
4 small, peeled, halved and cored
1, diced
2, skinned and chopped
Chicken stock
250 ml
3 - 4 cloves
pear schnapps
2 tbsp
2 tbsp, fresh, chopped


How to prepare duck with pears

  • Heat the oven to 200°C (180°C in a fan oven), gas 6.
  • Spread the almonds on a baking tray and roast until golden.
  • Remove from the tray and leave to cool. Brush the baking tray with oil.
  • Pierce the skin of the duck multiple times. Rub with salt and 1 tbsp oil.
  • Place on the prepared baking tray, breast side down and roast for 1 hour.
  • Drain the fat, turn the duck and add 150 ml water.
  • Roast for another 50-60 minutes until the skin is crispy.
  • Place the wine in a pot and bring to the boil.
  • Add the pears halves and cook for 10-20 minutes until soft.
  • Fry the onion in the remaining oil for around 10 minutes on a low heat.
  • Stir in the tomatoes and simmer until thick.
  • Add the stock and some of the pear-wine broth and simmer for another 10 minutes.
  • Grind the garlic and almonds in a mortar with the schnapps.
  • Stir into the sauce and season with salt and ground black pepper.
  • Remove the duck from the oven and cut into pieces.
  • Add the meat juices to the sauce along with the sage, season to taste and serve with the drained pears and the duck.
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