Chorizo, Apricot and Chestnut Stuffing

Author: Canadian Living

Stuffing is best cooked separately from the turkey. A stuffed bird will often dry out by the time the stuffing inside reaches a safe temperature. This method also ensures a nice crispy top. 

  • Portion size 10 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living Magazine: October 2011

Ingredients

  • 12 cups cubed French bread (1 lb/450 g loaf)
  • 12 cups cubed Italian bread (1 lb/450 g loaf)
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 Spanish onion diced
  • 1 white onion diced
  • 1 cup diced celery
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped fresh sage
  • 2 cups diced dry-cured chorizo sausage (about 12 oz/340 g)
  • 1 1/2 cup dried apricot finely chopped
  • 1 1/2 cup halved peeled cooked chestnut
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 cups sodium-reduced chicken broth

Method

On baking sheet, toast bread in 350°F (180°C) oven until light golden, about 10 minutes; transfer to large bowl.

In large Dutch oven or skillet, heat oil over medium heat; cook onion, celery, garlic and sage, stirring occasionally, until softened, about 15 minutes.

Stir in chorizo; cook for 5 minutes. Add to bowl along with apricots, chestnuts and parsley; toss to combine.

Whisk together eggs, broth and 3/4 cup water; drizzle over bread mixture.

Transfer to greased 13- x 9-inch (3 L) baking dish; cover with foil. (Make-ahead: Refrigerate for up to 24 hours.) Bake in 400°F (200°C) oven for 30 minutes. Uncover and bake until top is browned, 10 to 15 minutes.

Nutritional facts Per serving: about

  • Sodium 768 mg
  • Protein 16 g
  • Calories 464.0
  • Total fat 22 g
  • Potassium 665 mg
  • Cholesterol 67 mg
  • Saturated fat 6 g
  • Total carbohydrate 53 g

%RDI

  • Iron 21.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 31.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 8.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 12.0
  • Vitamin C 17.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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