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Apricot Almond Dressing Recipe
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Apricot Almond Dressing Recipe

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Talk about versatile! This light and fluffy stuffing goes with almost any entree. The apricots and slivered almonds add a sweet nutty flavor-but if I'm serving it with turkey, I often substitute cranberries and chestnuts.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 35 min.
MAKES:10 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 35 min.
MAKES: 10 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 cups chopped onions
  • 2 cups chopped celery
  • 1/2 cup slivered almonds
  • 1/2 cup butter, cubed
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) chicken broth
  • 1 package (12 ounces) unseasoned stuffing cubes
  • 1/4 cup chopped dried apricots
  • 1 teaspoon each rubbed sage, dried thyme and dried rosemary, crushed
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 cup) equals 268 calories, 13 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 25 mg cholesterol, 570 mg sodium, 34 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 7 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a large skillet, saute the onion, celery and almonds in butter until the vegetables are tender. Stir in the broth, stuffing, apricots and seasonings.
  2. Spoon into a greased 3-qt. baking dish. Cover and bake at 350° for 30 minutes. Uncover and bake 5-10 minutes longer or until heated through. Yield: 10 servings.
Originally published as Apricot Almond Dressing in Country Woman Christmas Annual 2005, p28

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 cup) equals 268 calories, 13 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 25 mg cholesterol, 570 mg sodium, 34 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 7 g protein.

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Reviewed Dec. 27, 2007

I make a dressing, similar to this, with cranberries, apples, sausage, onions, celery and poultry seasoning, moistened with melted butter and chicken stock. I cook it in a crockpot...and the flavor is really good, BUT the texture never turns out light and fluffy. There is always a heaviness to the dressing. I don't know it it's because I am adding too much liquid, or if I should avoid turning it as it cooks, or what. I've tried adding beaten eggs to the dressing, but that hasn't helped to lighten the density. Any ideas?

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