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. 

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!


  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.

  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!

  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!

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

  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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