Most Americans eat some kosher food every day, but chances are they’re not aware of it. Take a walk down the aisles of any supermarket and you will see that certification appears on over 60% of America’s produced foods that are certified kosher, from the coveted Oreo to the thirst-quenching Coca-Cola. Over $150 billion of kosher certified products are consumed annually, and spending continues to rise dramatically.
1 (10 to 13 lb.) goose, giblets and neck discarded
3 garlic cloves
8 Gala or Golden Delicious apples
¼ cup fresh lemon juice
6 Tablespoons sugar
¼ cup apple liqueur
1½ teaspoons ground cinnamon
Position rack in bottom third of oven and preheat to 350°F.
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; thinly slice garlic and place 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 175°F, basting occasionally with drippings, about 45 minutes longer.
Meanwhile, peel apples and cut each into 6 wedges. Toss apples and lemon juice in large bowl.
Pour 6 Tablespoons goose fat into 15x10x2-inch glass baking dish. Using slotted spoon, transfer apples to baking dish; toss apples in goose fat. Add sugar, apple liqueur and cinnamon to apples; toss.
Bake apples alongside goose until very tender and golden, about 1 hour.