Toasted Cornbread and Apple Stuffing

Serves: 8 to 10

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I come from a long line of southern women, and was myself raised in the South. This is the recipe my mother and grandmother used each year for our Thanksgiving turkey. However, its versatility doesn't end on your holiday table. This is a great stuffing for pork chops or roasted chicken. It's also wonderful as a side dish with roasted winter root vegetables or for stuffed peppers.

Ingredients

Preparation

Preheat oven to 325° F.

Cut cornbread into 3/4-inch cubes and spread in a single layer on a baking sheet. Toast the cubes in the oven for 20 minutes.

Meanwhile, brown sausage in a large skillet set over medium heat, then remove the cooked sausage and drain half the fat from pan. Place pan back on the heat and add butter. Sauté onions, celery, apples and herbs in melted butter until vegetables are tender.

Stir in cooked sausage and cranberries. Pour in cider and stock. Bring to a simmer and adjust seasoning with salt and pepper to taste.

Place cornbread cubes in a large bowl and pour in sautéed vegetables. Toss very gently to allow the cornbread to absorb stock. If the stuffing is a little dry for your taste, slowly add more stock.

Bake it in a casserole dish for 35 minutes at 350° F.

Notes

I often make a big batch of turkey stock well before Thanksgiving and freeze it. Buy a bunch of turkey legs and/or parts; chop them up and simmer in water seasoned with onions, celery, bay leaf, thyme, salt and pepper for 45 minutes to 1 hour. Strain the liquid and freeze it in jars until you need it for your stuffing and gravy.

Recipe by Lynne Vea, PCC Chef

Source: Demonstrated on KING 5's "Gardening with Ciscoe" show, which aired on November 21, 2009.

Lynne Vea

ABOUT OUR CHEF: Lynne Vea

Lynne Vea is a graduate of the Executive Chef Program at Le Cordon Bleu, Paris and has been cooking with PCC Natural Markets since 2001. Featured on King-5’s "Gardening with Ciscoe," she demonstrates easy and delicious recipes using seasonal ingredients.

Lynne is an admired PCC Cooks instructor, teaching a variety of popular PCC Cooks classes throughout the year.

She loves to collect old cookbooks, hunt for wild berries, and cook seven-course dinners where the guests are encouraged to dance and cavort between courses.

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