Braised Pheasant

A delicious braised pheasant made with a bit of apple whisky and apples!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4 People


  • 2 MacFarlane Pheasant 2.5-3 lbs
  • 1/4 Cup Oil Safflower or Canola is recommended
  • 3 Cups Granny Smith Apples Peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1 Cup Onion Thinly sliced
  • 1/2 Cup Apple Jack Or apple juice with a shot of Brandy
  • 1 tsp Nutmeg
  • 1/2 Cup Half & Half
  • 1/2 tsp Salt-Free Seasoning Blend
  • Ground Black Pepper To taste


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). 
  • In a large Dutch oven, over medium heat, brown the pheasants in the oil on all sides.
  •  Tuck the sliced apples and onions in and around the pheasant.
  • Pour the apple jack over it all and light it on fire.
  • Shake pan until flames subside.
  • Dust the tops of the pheasant with nutmeg.
  • Bake covered for about 1 hour, or until the juices run clear when a knife is inserted into the thigh.
  • Remove the pheasant, apples and onions to a platter and keep warm in the oven. 
  • Transfer juices to a saucepan and bring to a simmer over medium heat. 
  • Stir in the half-and-half and let simmer for 5 minutes, stirring frequently. 
  • Season to taste with salt-free seasoning blend and ground black pepper.
  • Pour over the pheasants and serve.
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