- Servings Per Recipe: 16
- Amount Per Serving
- Calories: 259.3
- Total Fat: 12.8 g
- Cholesterol: 59.7 mg
- Sodium: 332.7 mg
- Total Carbs: 26.4 g
- Dietary Fiber: 2.1 g
- Protein: 10.7 g
Cherry Cornbread Stuffing RecipeSubmitted by: JENNIDANGEROUS
1 recipe Country Cornbread (below), prepared 1 day ahead and left, loosely wrapped, at room temperature, about 6 cups
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons fresh thyme leaves, or 1/2 tablespoon dried thyme
Salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste
1 pound bulk pork sausage
1 tablespoon unsalted butter
1 1/2 cups chopped onions
3 ribs celery, chopped
1/2 cup dried cherries or dried cranberries
1/2 cup pitted prunes
2 tablespoons chopped fresh sage leaves, or 1 teaspoon dried sage
2 T chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
1 cup defatted chicken broth, preferably homemade
Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
Meanwhile, cook the sausage in a non-stick skillet over medium-high heat, breaking the meat up with a spatula, until cooked through and lightly browned, 15 to 20 minutes. (Pour off the fat if too much of it accumulates during cooking.) Using a slotted spoon, add the meat to the bowl with the cornbread (breaking the meat up more if necessary).
Heat the remaining 1 tablespoons olive oil and the butter in a heavy saucepan. Cook the onions and celery over medium-low heat, stirring until wilted, 10 minutes. Then stir in the cherries and prunes, and cook another 5 minutes. Fold the mixture into the cornbread.
Using a rubber spatula, toss the remaining 1 tablespoons thyme, the sage, and parsley with the cornbread. Slowly drizzle in the broth, 1/2 cup at a time, until the stuffing is moist to your liking. Adjust the seasonings to taste. Cool completely to room temperature before stuffing the turkey.
Yield: 8 cups; enough for a 10 to 12-pound turkey. (Serving size is 1/2 cup)
Author's Note: Cook the stuffing in the turkey. Any extra can be cooked in an ovenproof dish, covered, at 350 degreed F. for 20 to 25 minutes.
Number of Servings: 16
Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user JENNIDANGEROUS.