Saturday, November 23, 2013

My family's favorite stuffing!

This stuffing recipe has become somewhat legendary in my house hold. It has been perfected over the years. I usually quadruple it so there is enough leftovers. This stuffing even gets better the next day. I know this recipe seems strange without dried bread. I have found that stale bread absorbs too much liquid and makes it incredibly soggy. If you prefer your stuffing that way, then add more broth. Once you try this stuffing, you will never go back to anything else!

Stuffing with Dried Cranberries and Herbs

Essential Ingredients
Serves: 8-10   Cook Time: 45 min      Prep Time: 15 min
  • 2 cup diced onion
  • 3 cups diced celery
  • 1 cup butter
  • 4 springs thyme
  • 4 springs sage
  • 1 1/2 cups dried cranberries
  • 1 loaf  brownberry white bread, cubed
  • 1 loaf kings hawaiian bread, cubed
  • 3/4 cup chicken, turkey or vegetable broth
  • 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon powdered sage
  • 1 tablespoon dried thyme
  • salt and pepper to taste



Directions

Sizzling Aromatics
Cranberries add great color
All Ingredients Combined

Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Melt butter over medium heat. Add onion, celery, thyme and sage. Let cook 10-15 minutes covered or until tender. Add dried cranberries and cook another 5 minutes covered. In very large bowl, combine bread and onions, celery, and cranberry mixtures.  Gently mix and add broth, dried thyme, powdered sage and salt and pepper to taste. Cook stuffing in  9x13 dish covered with aluminum foil for 30 minutes. Turn oven up to 400 degrees Fahrenheit and bake 15 minutes more or until golden brown. Enjoy this stuffing! I guarantee you won't forget it!

Delicious Stuffing

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