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Sweet pears, cherries, and apricots balance the savory cheese and bread in this modern stuffing recipe.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens


Recipe Summary test

45 mins
45 mins
1 hr 30 mins
10 cups


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • In a large skillet cook leeks and celery in hot butter until tender, about 5 minutes. Stir in pepper and cloves.

  • In a very large bowl combine bread cubes, pears, cherries, and apricots. Add leek mixture. Drizzle with broth to moisten, tossing to combine. Stir in cheese. Preheat oven to 325ºF.

  • Place stuffing in a 3-quart casserole. Bake, covered, alongside turkey for 45 to 60 minutes or until heated through. Or, use to stuff one 12-to 14-pound turkey*.

*To Stuff a Turkey:

Spoon the stuffing lightly into the body and neck cavity of the turkey. (Spoon any remaining stuffing into a casserole and chill. Bake covered alongside the turkey for 40 minutes or until heated through.) Roast the turkey as above, adding an additional 15 to 45 minutes to the timing. Use an instant-read thermometer to make sure the stuffing inside the turkey is 165°F.

Make Ahead:

Prepare as above and transfer mixture to casserole. Cover and chill up to 24 hours. Bake, covered, alongside turkey for 60 minutes or until heated through.

Nutrition Facts

167 calories; fat 9g; cholesterol 24mg; saturated fat 5g; carbohydrates 17g; mono fat 3g; insoluble fiber 3g; sugars 8g; protein 6g; vitamin a 516.1IU; vitamin c 2.1mg; thiamin 0.1mg; riboflavin 0.1mg; niacin equivalents 1mg; vitamin b6 0.1mg; folate 17.9mcg; vitamin b12 0.1mcg; sodium 250mg; potassium 156mg; calcium 112.3mg; iron 0.8mg.