Green Apple & Almond Stuffing


Green Apple & Almond Stuffing

Anytime I can add a little extra nutrition to a traditional recipe I will, and the green apple and almonds in this stuffing add extra fiber, protein and vitamin C in addition to fantastic flavor and texture. It works well alongside any white meat.

  • Ingredients
  • 8 slices of whole wheat or grainy bread, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 2 cups onion, diced
  • 2 cups celery, diced
  • 2 cups Granny Smith apples, diced
  • 1/2 cup sliced almonds
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 tablespoon dried poultry seasoning
  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • Salt & Pepper to taste

directions:

Preheat the oven to 300 degrees. Place the bread cubes on a baking sheet and bake them in the oven for 5 minutes. Stir and place back into the oven for another five minutes until toasted on both sides. In a large pan, melt the butter and add the onion, celery, apples, almonds, seasonings and salt & pepper.  Saute until the veggies are soft and the almonds are toasted.  Approx 10 minutes. When complete, add the bread to the pot with the veggies and stir. Add chicken stock, a little at a time until the mixture is moistened. Serve warm on the side of your turkey or stuff into the bird and cook as usual.

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