Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Apple Raisin Stuffing

Dorothy Morehead asked me to make an apple stuffing and then was too sick to eat it. She's still recovering but this recipe found in an ancient cookbook is worth halving and having without the benefit of a holiday. (This vegetarian ate it sans bird and heated it in my toaster oven but that's another story.) Get well soon, Dorothy!! I will be most thankful when you are well!!

3/4 Cup minced onion
1-1/2 Cups chopped celery (include some leaves)
1 Cup butter
7 Cups soft bread cubes
2 Teaspoons salt
1-1/2 Teasp. crushed sage 
1 Teasp. thyme 
1/2 Teasp. pepper
3 Cups finely chopped apples
3/4 Cup raisins

In a large skillet, stir celery and onions in butter until onions become tender. Add a third of the bread cubes. Dump into large bowl, add remaining ingredients and mix. This could be used in a 12 pound turkey but I say spare the turkey and bake it in your oven perhaps at 325 until hot. Worth the calories but I will likely play with it using less butter.

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