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Christmassy Apricot Stuffing Recipe

27 November 2017

What you'll need:
10 - 12 slices of White bread, cut into small cubes (about 6 cups). 
1 1/2 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp butter
1 Tsp Nature's Table Garlic Chips.
1 medium size onion - chopped
3 celery stalks - finely chopped (use the leaves too)
1/4 tsp Nature's Table Ground Nutmeg
1/8 tsp Nature's Table Ground Cinnamon

1 tsp of Nature's Table dried thyme 
1 1/2 tsp Nature's Table dried rosemary 
60g Bag of Nature's Table Dried Apricots.

1 red apple – chopped (leave peel on)
2 cups chicken broth or turkey broth (preferably homemade)
2 eggs - lightly beaten 
Nature's Table' Salt, to season
Freshly ground black pepper, to taste

Optional
A handful of chopped Nature's Table Walnuts
4 slices bacon - chopped into small pieces

 

Method: 
1. Preheat oven to 275F. Spread bread cubes on a baking sheet and bake until evenly toasted, tossing it a few times. Should take around 45 minutes. Transfer toasted bread cubes to a large bowl.
2. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Once heated, add butter. When melted, add onions and garlic, and cook over medium heat until lightly browned. Add the celery and one tablespoon of broth, and cook for about 8 minutes. Reduce heat to low, and add in the ground nutmeg, cinnamon, rosemary and thyme, and cook until the vegetables are softened.
3. Transfer the cooked vegetable mixture into the large bowl with the toasted bread. Add in Apricots and chopped apples. Pour the broth in, and mix well to coat all bread cubes. Add in eggs and toss until evenly moistened. Season with salt and black pepper.
4. Transfer stuffing mixture to a lightly buttered baking dish and cover with foil. Bake at 325F for around 40 minutes.
5. While the stuffing is baking, cook the bacon pieces in the skillet until evenly browned. Set aside. 
6. After around 40 minutes of baking, remove the foil cover and broil for a few minutes until top of stuffing turns brown and crispy. Remove from oven and top with the bacon pieces before serving. 

Notes: 
1. You can toast the bread the night before. The toast will keep well in an airtight container in a cool place. 
2. If you prefer extra-moist stuffing, add more broth or water.
3. For a vegetarian version, just replace the bacon with mushrooms, and the chicken broth with vegetable broth.

Posted: 27/11/2017 11:05:46 by Katie Smith

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