How to Roast a Duck in an Electric Nesco Roaster Oven

Roast Duck with Raspberry Sauce

Roasting duck in a roaster oven gives great skin and stays the duck stays moist. The raspberry sauce is a great accompaniment for the rich poultry.
Course Dinner, Main, Main Course, Main Dish
Cuisine French
Difficulty Moderate
Newsletter 2019-11-30
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Resting Time 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 45 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 517kcal



  • 1 domestic duckling
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper

For the Sauce

  • 1/8 teaspoon chicken base
  • 1/4 cup hot water
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1 cup frozen raspberries lightly sweetened
  • 1/3 cup seedless raspberry preserves
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1 tablespoon butter


  • Remove the cookwell from your Nesco and preheat the base at 350.
  • Rinse the inside of the duckling and pat dry with paper towels. Skewer neck skin to back tie legs to tail. Twist wing tips under the back. Place duckling, breast side up, on a rack in the cooking well of the Nesco. Using a fork, prick the skin generously. Do not prick the flesh, skin only. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  • Roast at 350 degrees F for 20 minutes per pound or until an instant-read thermometer reads 165 F. Remove the duck from the well, cover it and let it rest about 15 minutes before carving it.
  • Meanwhile, for sauce, in a small saucepan combine all the sauce ingredients except the butter. Bring to a boil. Cook, uncovered, over medium-high heat about 8 minutes or until sauce is reduced to 1/4 cup. Simmer, uncovered, about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove saucepan from heat; stir in butter until melted. Put it in a nice serving dish, and serve it with the carved duck.
    How to Roast a Duck in an Electric Nesco Roaster Oven


Calories: 517kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 36g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 7g | Monounsaturated Fat: 15g | Cholesterol: 62mg | Sodium: 401mg | Potassium: 350mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 33g