Cranberry-Pecan Stuffing

November 2006
Cranberry-Pecan Stuffing

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The results are in! Our Thanksgiving stuffing contest winners share their prize recipes.

Makes: 12 servings

Prep: 30 mins

Cook: 40 mins

  • 1 cup dried cranberries (5 ounces)
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 2 ribs celery, finely chopped
  • 1 1 pound bag  cornbread stuffing mix
  • 1 1 pound bag  herb stuffing mix
  • 1/2 cup flat-leaf parsley leaves, chopped
  • 1 cup pecan pieces (4 ounces), toasted
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 quart chicken broth
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees . In a medium bowl, pour 2 cups boiling water over the cranberries and let soak for 30 minutes; do not drain.
  2. Add the butter to a large skillet and melt over medium-high heat. Add the onion, garlic and celery and cook, stirring occasionally, until translucent, about 10 minutes. Remove from the heat.
  3. In a large bowl, combine the stuffing mixes with the parsley, pecans, onion mixture and the cranberries with their soaking liquid. In a medium bowl, beat the eggs with the broth and pour the liquid over the stuffing, mixing until thoroughly combined.
  4. Spoon the stuffing into 2 buttered 3-quart casserole dishes and bake, covered, for 40 minutes.
Tip Fare exchange
  • Use your favorite dried fruit in place of the cranberries.