Mix the apples with all the other ingredients up to and including the thyme.
Rinse the goose (inside and out) in cold water, pat dry, stuff with the apple mixture. Tie the legs and wings with kitchen twine. Place the goose on a baking tray (breast side up), season.
Approx. 2¼ hrs. in the lower half of an oven preheated to 170°C, basting the goose with the cooking juices from time to time. Remove the twine, carve.