Chestnut Apple Cherry Stuffing

Traditional bread stuffing takes a twist with added chestnuts, apples and dried cherries, giving it a touch of sweetness and a nice crunch from the chestnuts.

Chestnut Apple Cherry Stuffing
Chestnut Apple Cherry Stuffing

PREP TIME

30

minutes

TOTAL TIME

85

minutes

SERVINGS

10

servings

PREP TIME

30

minutes

TOTAL TIME

85

minutes

SERVINGS

10

servings

Ingredients

  • 10

    tablespoons unsalted butter, plus additional for baking dish

  • 4

    stalks celery, chopped

  • 2

    leeks, halved and thinly sliced

  • 2

    Gala apples, cut into 1/2 inch cubes

  • 1

    (12-ounce) jar chestnuts, peeled, cooked, chopped, approximately 1 1/2 cups

  • 1

    tablespoon chopped fresh thyme

  • 1

    tablespoon chopped fresh sage

  • Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper

  • 3

    cups low sodium chicken broth

  • 2

    large eggs

  • 1/4

    cup fresh chopped parsley

  • 16

    cups stale brioche cubes, cut into about 1/2" pieces, approximately 1 1/2 pounds

  • 1

    cup dried cherries

Directions

Preheat oven to 375°F; butter 3 quart oven proof baking dish. Melt 8 tablespoons butter in large pot over medium heat. Add celery, leeks, apples, chestnuts, thyme, sage, 1 teaspoon salt and few grinds of pepper. Cook stirring occasionally until veggies are tender, approx. 5 minutes. Add the chicken broth and bring to a simmer. Remove from heat and set aside. Whisk the eggs, 3 tablespoons parsley in a large bowl. Add the bread cubes, dried cherries. Combine liquids with bread mixture (steps 2 & 3) together. Transfer to baking dish. Dot with remaining 2 tablespoons of butter. Cover with foil and bake 30 minutes. Then uncover and bake until browned an additional 20 minutes. Sprinkle with remaining 1 tablespoon of parsley.

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