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Duck Breasts with Cranberries & Honey Sauce

Prep Time:

    •    Prep time: 10 minutes
    •    Cook time: 25 minutes
    •    Yield: Serves 4


    •    1 tbsp butter
    •    2 tbsps honey

    •    salt and pepper
    •    1/4 cup red wine
    •    1 tbsp vegetable oil
    •    1 cup brown gravy mix
    •    4 skinless duck breasts
    •    2 tbsps red wine vinegar
    •    1 orange, juice and zest of
    •    1 cup cranberries (fresh or frozen)


  1. Prepare gravy as per directions on envelope, reserve.

  2. Salt and pepper each breast on both sides.

  3. Melt butter and oil in a skillet, brown breasts on both sides until well browned (approximately 3 minutes each side).

  4. Cook in oven (350°F) for approximately 10 minutes (for small breasts) and for medium-rare.

  5. Meanwhile, in same skillet, add leeks, sauté until tender.

  6. Add vinegar, orange juice, orange zests, wine, cranberries and honey. Bring to a good simmer and reduce for a few minutes.

  7. Incorporate gravy, mix well and cook for one more minute.

  8. Add salt and pepper to taste.

  9. Cut each breast in thin slices crosswise.

  10. Fan slices on each plate.

  11. Spoon sauce over duck.

This great family recipe is thanks to Food Recipes at


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