Cherry Cornbread Stuffing Recipe

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Nutritional Info
  • 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

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Number of Servings: 16


    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


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Cut the cornbread into 1-inch cubes. You should have about 6 cups. Place the cubes in a large bowl with 1 tablespoons of the olive oil, 1 tablespoons of the thyme, and salt and pepper. Toss well. Spread the cubes out on two baking sheets. Bake until slightly toasted, 15 minutes. Return the cubes to the bowl.

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.

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