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Dried-Fruit Stuffing

November 2009
Dried-Fruit Stuffing

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Makes: 6 servings

Prep: 25 mins

Bake: 25 mins

  • 1 1 pound loaf unsliced white sandwich bread, cut into 3/4-inch cubes
  • 1 1/2 sticks (6 ounces) unsalted butter
  • 3 large granny smith apples, cored and finely chopped
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 3 ribs celery with leafy tops, chopped
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 cup golden raisins
  • 1/2 cup dried sour cherries
  • 1/2 cup chopped flat-leaf parsley
  • Salt and pepper
  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees . On each of 2 baking sheets, arrange the bread cubes in a single layer and bake, tossing once, until dried and slightly toasted, about 10 minutes; let cool.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, melt the butter over medium-high heat. Add the apples, onion and celery and cook, stirring frequently, until softened, about 10 minutes. Transfer to a large bowl and stir in the bread, chicken broth, raisins, dried cherries and parsley; season with salt and pepper. Transfer to a 3-quart baking dish and cover with foil. Bake for 20 minutes, remove the foil and bake until golden, about 15 minutes more.