3 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
8 Gala or Golden Delicious apples, peeled, each cut into 6 wedges
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
6 tablespoons sugar
1/4 cup Calvados (apple brandy)
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
Position rack in bottom third of oven and preheat to 350F. Rinse
goose inside and out; pat dry with paper towels. Sprinkle inside and
out with salt and pepper. Using knife, cut small slits all over
goose; place garlic slices into slits. Place goose on rack, breast
side down, in large roasting pan.
Roast goose 2 hours 45 minutes, basting occasionally with drippings
and removing excess fat; reserve 6 tablespoons fat. Turn goose over.
Roast until brown and thermometer inserted into thickest part of
thigh registers 175F, basting occasionally with drippings, about 45
Meanwhile, toss apples and lemon juice in large bowl. Pour 6
tablespoons goose fat into 15 x 10 x 2-inch glass baking dish. Using
slotted spoon, transfer apples to baking dish; toss apples in goose
fat. Add sugar, Calvados and cinnamon to apples; toss. Bake apples
alongside goose until very tender and golden, about 1 hour. Serve
goose with caramelized apples.