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Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Cranberry Stuffing by Whipperberry

This looks delicious! I have been looking for a different kind of stuffing to make for my in-laws this year!!

Cranberry Stuffing

  • 1 T of olive oil
  • 1 lb. of sausage
  • 1 large onion
  • 4 stalks of celery
  • 4 large carrots
  • 2 apples {I prefer Granny Smith}
  • 1 cup of dried cranberries
  • 1 1/2 cups of brandy
  • 1 lb of dried bread crumbs {I just use the generic store bought non-seasoned stuffing mix}
  • 4 cups of chicken stock
About an hour before you begin your dressing add your dried cranberries to your brandy and set aside.
In a large skillet, warm the olive oil and then brown the sausage on medium high heat.  Once browned, remove from pan, leave the drippings and add your diced onions, carrots, celery and season to taste with salt and pepper.  Cook for about 5 minutes. Add apples and cook for another 5 minutes.  Add cranberries and brandy to the skillet.  Cook on high for 3-4 minutes to let the alcohol cook out.  Add the chicken stock.  Check the seasoning at this point, add salt and pepper again if needed.  Cook for another 3-4 minutes. Remove from heat.
Place the bread dressing mix into a large bowl and add the sausage and veggie mix.  Gently fold the sausage and veggies into the bread mix. At this point you need to gage whether you need to add more liquid.  It's kind of up to you if you like a wet or dry dressing.  If it needs more stock then add it.  Taste and check your seasoning, spray your cooking dish with cooking spray and then add your dressing to the dish.  Place in the oven at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.
Serves 10-12

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