Fruit and Pecan Stuffing

Baked in a casserole dish, the lively fruit-and-nut stuffing makes a tasty side dish with chicken or pork.

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Makes:
8 servings
Prep:
25 mins
Bake:
35 mins 325°F
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Fruit and Pecan Stuffing

Ingredients
1
cup sliced leeks
1/2
cup chopped onion (1 medium)
1/4
cup butter
2
medium apples, peeled (if desired), cored, and chopped
3/4
cup snipped dried apricots
1/2
teaspoon ground nutmeg
4
cups dry whole wheat or white bread cubes
1
tablespoon snipped fresh rosemary or 1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed
1
tablespoon snipped fresh thyme or 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme, crushed
1
tablespoon snipped fresh parsley
1/2
cup half-and-half or light cream
1
egg
1
teaspoon salt
1/2
teaspoon ground black pepper

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Grease a 1-1/2-quart casserole; set aside. In a large skillet, cook leeks and onion in hot butter over medium heat about 4 minutes or until tender, stirring occasionally. Stir in apples, pecans, apricots, and nutmeg. Cook and stir for 3 minutes more.
  2. In a large bowl, toss together cooked leek mixture, bread cubes, rosemary, thyme, and parsley. In a small bowl, whisk together 1/2 cup of the half-and-half, the egg, salt, and pepper. Add to bread mixture; toss lightly to combine. If necessary, add enough of the remaining half-and-half to make a stuffing of desired moistness.
  3. Transfer stuffing to prepared casserole.* Bake, covered, for 25 minutes. Uncover and bake for 10 to 15 minutes more or until heated through. An instant-read thermometer inserted in the center of the stuffing should register 165 degrees F when stuffing is done. Makes 8 to 10 servings.

From the Test Kitchen

Or use bread mixture to stuff one 8- to 10-pound turkey. Place any remaining stuffing in a casserole. Cover and chill casserole until ready to bake. Bake stuffing in covered casserole alongside turkey about 40 minutes or until heated through.

Nutrition Facts

(Fruit and Pecan Stuffing)
    Per serving:
  • 299 kcal cal.,
  • 20 g fat
  • (8 g sat. fat,
  • 64 mg chol.,
  • 502 mg sodium,
  • 30 g carb.,
  • 6 g fiber,
  • 6 g pro.
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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