Bacon Apple Stuffing with Chestnuts

Author: Canadian Living

This smoky, chestnut-studded stuffing is so moist you'd think it came from inside the turkey. If you like, remove the crusts from the bread.

  • Portion size 12 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living Magazine: December 2006

Ingredients

  • 8 slices bacon chopped
  • 1/4 cup butter melted
  • 3 onions diced
  • 3 celery stalks diced
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme
  • 1 teaspoon dried marjoram
  • 1 teaspoon dried sage
  • 1/2 teaspoon each salt and pepper
  • 10 cups cubed day-old Italian bread
  • 10 cups cubed day-old French bread
  • 2 1/2 cups prepared chestnuts quartered
  • 2 cups diced peeled apples
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 2 cups sodium-reduced chicken stock

Method

In large skillet, fry bacon over medium-high heat until crisp. Using slotted spoon, transfer to paper towel to drain. Transfer to large bowl.

Drain fat from pan and wipe out. Heat half of the butter over medium heat; fry onions, celery, thyme, marjoram, salt and pepper, stirring often, until very soft, about 25 minutes. Add to bacon.

Add bread, chestnuts, apples and parsley to bowl; drizzle with stock, tossing to combine. Spread in greased 13- x 9-inch (3 L) glass baking dish; drizzle with remaining butter. Cover with foil. (Make-ahead: Cover and refrigerate for up to 24 hours.)

Bake in 375°F (190°C) oven for 40 minutes. Uncover and bake until golden and crisp, about 30 minutes.

Nutritional facts Per serving: about

  • Sodium 463 mg
  • Protein 5 g
  • Calories 203.0
  • Total fat 7 g
  • Cholesterol 14 mg
  • Saturated fat 3 g
  • Total carbohydrate 30 g

%RDI

  • Iron 11.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 21.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 5.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 5.0
  • Vitamin C 22.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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