Pink Lady® apples with duck breast and raspberries

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Welcome sunnier days with this springtime recipe for duck breast with fruity and oriental notes. The delectable meat is coated in a sweet and sour sauce. The mix of sweetness and acidity creates a wonderfully divine contrast with the fresh brunoised Pink Lady® apples and raw raspberries flavoured with argan oil and rose water. Red chicory shoots finish off the dish bringing a touch of welcome bitterness to the combination of fruity and floral flavours. A daring dish with layers and depth that finds balance in the rich range of tastes it has to offer. What could be better for celebrating the arrival of brighter days? Find out more

For the sauce:


  • 1 Pink Lady® apple
  • 1 half lemon
  • 100 g fresh raspberries
  • 20 g butter
  • 100 ml water
  • 1 tbsp acacia honey
  • 1 shallot
  • Salt and pepper
  • 2 tbsp white balsamic vinegar


  1. Brunoise the Pink Lady® apples and sprinkle with a little lemon juice.
  2. Finely chop the shallot.
  3. Brown the shallot and the apples in the butter and honey. Leave to brown for 8 minutes.
  4. Deglaze with the vinegar. Season with salt and pepper. Add the raspberries, water and leave to simmer on a low heat for about 3 minutes.
  5. Mix and strain through a conical sieve for a smooth sauce.

For the duck breast:


  • 1 and ½ tbsp acacia honey
  • Salt and pepper
  • 3 tbsp white balsamic vinegar
  • 1 duck breast


  1. Trim the excess fat off the duck breast: Score the skin in a lattice pattern without cutting into the flesh. Season with salt and pepper.
  2. Put the duck into a cold pan. Cook for 10 minutes on a medium heat.
  3. Set the duck aside and remove excess fat.
  4. Deglaze the pan on a low heat with the balsamic vinegar and the honey. Put the duck fillet back in the pan, sprinkle with the sauce and leave to simmer for another 6 minutes. Remove from the heat and leave the meat to cool to room temperature.

For the accompaniment:


  • 1 Pink Lady® apple
  • 1 half lemon
  • 2 tsp acacia honey
  • 4 tsp rosewater
  • 2 tbsp white balsamic vinegar
  • 3 red chicory bulbs
  • 4 tbsp argan oil
  • 4 Javanese long pepper fruits


  1. Brunoise the Pink Lady® apples and sprinkle with lemon juice to prevent them turning brown.
  2. Separate the chicory leaves.
  3. Crush the Javanese long pepper.
  4. Mix the oil, vinegar, rose water, honey, salt and pepper and pour the sauce over the apples. Keep back a little sauce to dress the dish.

To serve:


  • Sea salt
  • 30 g raspberries
  • a few chive blades


  1. Cut the duck into slices about 2.5 cm thick.
  2. Put 2 slices on each plate and add a drizzle of sauce. Arrange the apple brunoise and chicory and decorate with a few raspberries and chives. Season with fleur de sel and Javanese long pepper and add a little of the remaining sauce.

Pink Lady® top tip

If you do not have argan oil, you could replace it with hazelnut oil.

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