Duck and Apple Sauté with Maple Syrup Sauce

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Recipe — Duck and Apple Sauté with Maple Syrup Sauce
2 portions
Metric Imperial


  • 2 duck breasts
  • 1 apple
  • 3 tablespoons apple wine (or white wine)
  • 3/8 cup bouillon
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup (Amber)
  • 1/2 oz butter
  • Pink peppercorns, to taste
  • Cooking oil
  • Salt and pepper


  1. Rub the duck with 5 ml (1 teaspoon) of salt and some pepper and set aside to rest.
  2. Cut the apple into 8 equal wedges, leaving the skin on.
  3. Warm up cooking oil in a frying pan, place the duck in the pan skin side down, and cook slowly over low to medium heat.
  4. Turn over and cook to desired doneness. Remove from the pan and cover with a bowl or something to retain the heat.
  5. Remove excess oil from the pan and cook apples. Remove when they are slightly softened.
  6. Add white wine to the pan, let the alcohol evaporate, and add bouillon.
  7. Cook until reduced by half, add maple syrup, and adjust flavor with salt and pepper. Finish by adding butter.
  8. Slice the duck into thin slices and plate.
  9. Garnish with the cooked apples, pour the sauce over, and scatter pink peppercorns over the top.

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At the start of sugaring season, syrup is generally clear, with a lightly sweet taste. It becomes darker and caramelized as the season goes on.

An unopened can of maple syrup keeps for many years.

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