Thursday, November 22, 2007

Cranberry Pecan Dressing

I meant to post this yesterday, but forgot.  This is one of my hubby's favorites and I thought I'd pass it along to you.  It works well with turkey, whole chicken or even a pork tenderloin roast.  Enjoy!


Cranberry Pecan Dressing (or Stuffing)

Coarsely chop 1/2 cup fresh or frozen cranberries.  
Sprinkle with 1 Tbsp. sugar. Set aside or refrigerate overnight.

Toast 1/2 cup chopped pecans. Set aside.

Melt 1/2 cup butter in large fry pan. 
Add:

1 large onion chopped
2 cups of chopped celery
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. pepper
1/2 tsp. rubbed sage
1/2 tsp. poultry seasoning
1/4 tsp. rosemary
1/4 tsp. thyme

Saute until the onions are tender and translucent.  Cool.

Cube one loaf of stale bread and 2 bagels.  We use whole wheat, but whatever you prefer.  You should have about 8 cups of bread.  Reserve the heel of the loaf to cover the opening.

Toss together breads, onion mixture, cranberries and pecans.  Drizzle with 1 cup of good chicken broth, or more if it seems dry.  It should hold together when squeezed, but not be soggy.

This is enough to stuff a 15-18 lb bird.  Remember to remove the stuffing from the bird as soon as you take it out of the oven, and stuffed turkeys take a bit longer to bake then unstuffed birds!

Happy Thanksgiving!



5 comments:

  1. YUMMY. . . . far better than the dressing with oysters in my humble opinion.

    Have a happy "Turkey" day .

    Sure wish we could be ther to give everyone a "big poppa" hug.

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  2. Thankksgiving time over there hey?
    Here in Canada we had ours many weeks ago
    Anyways, have a happy thanks giving =)
    I like your blog!

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  3. Hey Dad - I think it is an honored American Thanksgiving tradition to put oysters in the dressing! I didn't have to touch them, so no big deal!

    Carla - we celebrate Canadian Thanksgiving too - we have so much to be thankful for! This was our 32nd Thanksgiving in 16 years of marriage. I like having our home decorated for fall by Canadian Thanksgiving and I usually take everything down just after American Thanksgiving! I'm glad yo like my bolg! Thanks for visiting!

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  4. I tried this recipe and love love love it THanks!!!

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  5. I'm glad you liked it NannyKim! My hubby opted for oysters this year, but he is getting the cranberry soon since I bought a *sale* turkey breat this week!

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