This sweet dessert is a perfect ending to a bistro-inspired meal. You can prepare prunes anytime from two weeks in advance, for maximum flavor, to the evening of the dinner. To play up the French theme, serve with creme fraiche instead of ice cream.
The added step of drying the bread in the oven (rather than just using stale bread) allows the cubes to soak up even more of the fruit-infused chicken stock, as well as the flavors from the greens and sausage.
This make-ahead recipe from Canlis chef Jason Franey uses an innovative water bath technique to keep the stuffing from drying out before it hits the holiday table. Pair with his Slow-Roasted Heritage Turkey with Orange and Sage and Cranberry-Orange Jam for a one-of-a-kind Thanksgiving feast.