Preheat the oven to 300°F
1 Score the skin of the duck breasts to create a diamond pattern.
2 Heat the frying pan to 2/3 of the maximum power of your stove and test the heat using the 'water drop' technique.
3 Place the duck breasts skin side down and reduce the heat to medium.
4 Brown the duck breasts for 5 min on the skin side and turn and brown for 1 min on the other side.
5 Remove the duck breasts and add the apples cut into quarters.
6 Add the tablespoon of sugar and caramelize the apples.
7 Add the duck breasts back to the pan and cook in the oven for 15 min.
8 Remove from the oven, deglaze the pan with the cider and season.