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Cornbread Sourdough Stuffing

  • yield: Stuffs one 14-pound turkey

Ingredients

  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 medium onion, cut into 1/4-inch dice
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 carrots, peeled, cut into 1/4-inch dice
  • 1/2 bulb fennel, ends trimmed, cut into 1/4-inch dice
  • Cornbread, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 1 day-old 10-ounce sourdough ficelle, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 3 tablespoons finely chopped assorted fresh herbs, such as rosemary, sage, thyme, parsley, and marjoram
  • 1 cup pitted prunes, cut into 1/2-inch dice
  • 5 dried pears, cut into 1/2-inch dice
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup Homemade Turkey Stock, or low-sodium canned chicken broth, skimmed of fat

Directions

  1. Step 1

    Melt 2 tablespoons butter in a large skillet over medium-low heat. Add onion, garlic, carrots, and fennel; cook until vegetables are tender, about 10 minutes. Remove from heat.

  2. Step 2

    In a large bowl, combine cornbread and sourdough. Add vegetables, herbs, prunes, and pears; season with salt and pepper.

  3. Step 3

    Melt remaining 4 tablespoons of butter. Add melted butter and turkey stock to stuffing mixture. Toss to combine; let cool.

Source
Christmas Cookbook 2003

Reviews (3)

  • 16 Nov, 2011

    This is a fabulous recipe. The fruit and herbs all mesh and makes the stuffing very moist. A must have for the holidays.

  • 24 Nov, 2010

    I also need recipe for the sourdough ficelle/a have no idea what is this/,I'm not bad cook,and rest of recipe is easy!Thank you!

  • 10 Oct, 2010

    I need a recipe for the sourdough ficelle if possible! Thanks!