Go way beyond bread crumbs with a stuffing recipe fortified with apples, dried cherries and chopped pecans. What a substantial—and savory—side.
cup butter or margarine, melted
large onion, finely chopped (1 cup)
package (16 oz) herb-seasoned stuffing mix crumbs
medium red apples, chopped (2 cups)
cups dried cherries
cup chopped pecans
cups Progresso™ chicken broth (from 32-oz carton)
Heat oven to 325°F. Grease 13x9-inch (3-quart) glass baking dish with shortening or cooking spray. In 8-inch skillet, melt butter over medium heat. Add onion; cook 4 to 6 minutes, stirring occasionally, until tender.
In large bowl, thoroughly mix cooked onion and remaining ingredients. Use 4 cups of the stuffing to fill body cavities of 12-pound turkey (do not pack stuffing because it will expand during roasting). Place remaining stuffing in baking dish. Cover with foil; refrigerate until ready to bake.
Roast stuffed turkey as directed in recipe. Bake stuffing in baking dish with turkey for the last 40 to 50 minutes of baking time or until thoroughly heated (165°F).
Use crisp, sweet apples, such as Braeburn, Cortland or Gala, for this stuffing.
For a festive twist, substitute sweetened dried cranberries for the cherries.
NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING
Serving Size: 1 Serving
- Calories from Fat
% Daily Value
- Total Fat
- (Saturated Fat
- Trans Fat
- Total Carbohydrate
- (Dietary Fiber
% Daily Value*:
- Vitamin A
- Vitamin C
Exchanges:1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:1 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.