Cranberry-Cornbread Stuffing

  • Servings: 10

Source: Christmas Vol. 5 2001


  • 8 ounces (2 cups) pecans
  • 3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter
  • 3 large onions, cut into 1/4-inch dice
  • 6 stalks celery, cut into 1/4-inch dice
  • 1/4 cup fresh oregano leaves, chopped
  • Skillet Cornbread
  • 1 loaf day-old white bread, crust on, cut into 1-inch cubes (10 heaping cups)
  • 3 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 2 cups dried cranberries
  • 1 cup coarsely chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley (1 large bunch)
  • 1 tablespoon coarse salt
  • 1 tablespoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon Bell’s Seasoning
  • 1 quart chicken stock, preferably homemade, or low-sodium canned chicken broth


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Spread pecans in a single layer on a rimmed baking sheet; toast in oven until golden and fragrant, 8 to 12 minutes, tossing occasionally. Let cool, then roughly chop; set aside.

  2. Melt butter in a large skillet. Add onions and celery; cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until onions are translucent, about 10 minutes. Add oregano; stir to

  3. Transfer onion mixture to a large bowl. Add pecans, cornbread, bread cubes, eggs, cranberries, parsley, salt, black pepper, cayenne, Seasoning, and stock, mix to combine. Cook stuffing in a turkey or baking dish. If using a baking dish, generously coat dish with butter, fill with stuffing, and dot stuffing with additional butter. Cover with parchment paper-lined aluminum foil, and bake at 375 degrees for 35 minutes. Remove foil, and bake an additional 20 minutes.


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