Fruit and Pecan Stuffing
Baked in a casserole dish, the lively fruit-and-nut stuffing makes a tasty side dish with chicken or pork.
- Makes: 8 servings
- Prep: 25 mins
- Bake: 35 mins 325°F
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
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.
- 299 kcal cal.;
- 20 g Fat, total;
- 64 mg chol.;
- 8 g sat. fat;
- 30 g carb.;
- 6 g fiber;
- 6 g pro.;
- 502 mg sodium
- Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet