Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Apple-Cinnamon Stuffing


While I do recognize that onion and celery are pretty much essential parts of the whole stuffing idea...I'm not a huge fan of stuffing that just tastes like onion-y bread! My friend Erica's grandmother had made a stuffing with apples in it one year while I was visiting them for Thanksgiving and I LOVED IT! Ever since I've been searching for a recipe that would taste as good! So after trying a few different recipes I finally decided I was just going to have to make up my own last year! So here it is! I know that apples and cinnamon sound like strange additions to stuffing but my family enjoys it. Plus, my family loves that I make it with the cheap-0 bread because it's just about the only time each year that I buy that kind!

Apple Cinnamon Stuffing
1/3 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup chopped celery
3/4 cup butter
1 1/2 cup chicken broth
2 golden delicious apples (chopped)
10 pieces white bread
10 pieces wheat bread (like the cheap wheat bread)
1 tsp. salt
2 tsp. parsley
1 T. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. nutmeg

In a large pot saute onion and celery in butter until tender. Add chicken broth and bring to a boil. Meanwhile, rip up bread into 1 in. squares. Remove broth mixture from heat. Add chopped apple and bread (making sure to coat evenly). Add spices and mix thoroughly. Place stuffing in 9x13 pan and bake 20 min. at 350 degrees. You want to bake it enough that it's not soggy but don't over-dry it!

2 comments:

  1. I got really bored of the typical stuffing recipe I have been using for ages and I really wanted a new recipe to try on. Your recipe looks delicious and interesting as well, gonna try it soon I hope it turns out good.

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  2. Though the recipe sounds interesting or may be tasty. But don't you think it's a bit unusual combination. Because apple with chicken sounds a bit weird.

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