Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Stuffing to Impress!

I keep forgetting to post this recipe for Thanksgiving stuffing. It could quite possibly be the best ever recipe... sure thing everyone will enjoy!

Awesome Sausage, Apple and Cranberry Stuffing

1 1/2 cups cubed whole wheat bread
3 3/4 cups cubed white bread
1 package Bob Evans sausage W/ sage
1 cup chopped onion
3/4 cup chopped celery
Fresh rosemary
Fresh thyme
1 of "your favorite" apple, cored and chopped
3/4 cup dried cranberries
1/3 cup minced fresh parsley
3/4 cup turkey stock
4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted

Preheat oven to 350. Spread the white and whole wheat bread cubes in a single layer on a large baking sheet. Bake for 5 to 7 minutes in the preheated oven, or until evenly toasted. Transfer toasted bread cubes to a large bowl.

In a large skillet, cook the sausage and onions over medium heat, stirring and breaking up the lumps until evenly browned. Add the celery, sage, rosemary, and thyme; cook, stirring, for 2 minutes to blend flavors.

Pour sausage mixture over bread in bowl. Mix in chopped apples, dried cranberries, parsley. Drizzle with turkey stock and melted butter, and mix lightly. Spoon into turkey to loosely fill.

**MY NOTES: I used only whole wheat (two small loaves from Harris teeter cubes easier than a large one) and cubed it and left in my kitchen for a day or so so it naturally dried (no need to toast!). Be generous with the herbs and cranberries- yum yum. I baked mine (can't trust me with the turkey), so in the pan you have to add more chicken stock (I could not find turkey) so it doesn't dry out! Keep checking to make sure it doesn't dry out!

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