Thursday, November 13, 2008

Stuffing (or Dressing) with Apples, Cranberries and Roasted Pecans

Because it's getting to be that time of year and I don't think I've posted this (veganized) family Thanksgiving stand-by, yet...
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Stuffing with Apples, Cranberries
and Roasted Pecans

12 cups 1/2-inch cubes whole wheat bread (homemade is better because it's more "dense", you can use part white or even part cornbread if you want)
1/2 cup Earth Balance (Or less, but it's the Holidays, come on, make it right!!)
2 cups chopped sweet onion
1 cup chopped celery
2 red, tart apples (not red delicious) UNpeeled and chopped
1/4 cup dried cranberries, chopped
2 Tbsp. finely minced fresh sage
1 teaspoon dried thyme (or 1 Tbsp chopped fresh if you can find it in November...)
1 Tsp. crushed dried rosemary or 1 Tbsp. minced fresh rosemary
1/2 tsp. poultry seasoning
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
1 cup chopped roasted pecans or whatever nut you like (OK, not peanuts, that'd be weird!)
1 1/2 cups vegetable (or vegetarian "chicken-flavor") broth

Toast bread cubes 5 to 7 minutes or until barely golden, in a 400 degree oven.
In a large skillet, melt 1/2 the Earth Balance and cook onion and celery over medium heat for 3 minutes or until softened.
In another skillet, melt remaining Earth Balance, add apples, and saute until softened.
Mix everything together. Toss gently.
If it's really dry add a sprinkle more broth until the texture you like.
Toss well and adjust seasoning and bake until heated through.

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Optional: Crumble and fry 4 Field Roast Smoked Apple Sage sausages and mix in. REALLY amazing-super-yum!!

6 comments:

VeggieGirl said...

LOOOOOVE your stuffing recipe!!

Catherine said...

The addition of the sausage sends it over the top!! Woo!

jessy said...

this looks absolutely wonderful! wow! the stuffing we've always had just has bread, celery, and onion. i'm gonna have to make this soon, for sure! it sounds just too amazing not to try! thank you! :D

Bianca said...

Yum! I love stuffin' but we always eat cornbread dressin' on Thanksgiving down here! I'll save this recipe for after Thanksgiving.

Jen said...

looks awesome tofu mom! i made a sweet/savory roasted apple daikon radish side this week.

Melinda said...

Mmmmmm, THANKS! This looks perfect!