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Fruit & Nut Harvest Stuffing Recipe

If you're looking for a dish to win over family and friends, you can't go wrong with my fruit and nut stuffing. I made it for the first Thanksgiving I celebrated with my fiance's extended family. It was a hit! —Amy Burton, Cary, North Carolina
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 40 min. Bake: 40 min. YIELD:13 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 pound Jimmy Dean® Premium Pork Sausage Roll
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 2 celery ribs, chopped
  • 1 medium tart apple, peeled and chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3 tablespoons minced fresh sage
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh rosemary
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh thyme
  • 2 teaspoons each poultry seasoning, ground ginger and allspice
  • 1/8 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 package (12 ounces) unseasoned stuffing cubes
  • 3-1/2 cups chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped dried apricots
  • 1/2 cup chopped hazelnuts
  • 1/2 cup chopped almonds
  • 1/2 cup raisins

Directions

  • 1. In a large skillet, cook the sausage, onion and celery over medium heat until sausage is no longer pink; drain. Add the apple, garlic and seasonings; cook 1 minute longer.
  • 2. Place stuffing cubes in a large bowl. Stir in the broth, butter, apricots, nuts, raisins and sausage mixture. Transfer to a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish.
  • 3. Cover and bake at 350° for 30 minutes. Uncover; bake 10-15 minutes longer or until lightly browned. Yield: 13 servings.

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup equals 338 calories, 20 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 33 mg cholesterol, 686 mg sodium, 34 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 9 g protein.