2 young, plump wild ducks, cleaned
Parsley, grapes, apple wedges
2 small onions, chopped
1 cup chopped apple, unpeeled
1 1/3 cups water
6 tbsp. melted shortening or bacon drippings
2/3 cup orange juice
2/3 cup chopped celery
Rub cavity of each duck with 1 tsp. salt.
Combine celery, chopped apple, and onion; stuff into cavity of each duck. Close cavity with skewers.
Brown ducks in shortening in a heavy Dutch oven; add water, orange juice, and 1/2 tsp. salt.
Cover tightly; cook over low heat 45-60 minutes or until tender (time depends on age of duck).
Baste 2-3 times during cooking.
Garnish with parsley, grapes, and apple wedges.