Apple Chestnut Stuffing

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What you Need :


  • 1 pound fresh chestnuts, peeled and chopped
  • 4 cups of cornbread, cut into 1” cubes and toasted
  • 2 sage leaves, finely minced
  • 1 large egg
  • 6 slices of bacon, chopped
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 ribs celery, sliced
  • 2 – 3 apples, peeled, cored and chopped
  • 1 cup vegetable or chicken broth
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • butter for baking dish

How to Make It :

In a large bowl, lightly beat egg and add chestnuts, cornbread cubes, and sage. Set aside. In a large skilled, over medium heat, cook bacon. When bacon is nearly cooked, add onion, celery and apples and cook until onions are soft. Add to chestnut mixture and mix to combine. Add up to 1 cup of broth. Season with salt and pepper. Butter a 9 x 13” casserole dish. Lightly pack stuffing into dish and bake, covered, at 325, for 20 minutes. Remove cover and bake for an additional 10 – 15 minutes until stuffing begins to brown.

Recipe courtesy of Melissa Peterson

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