Thanksgiving is one of those holidays that brings the happiness out in people. Seeing family and friends all together enjoying time and my favorite part, delicious food together. It however can be stressful for the ones who are preparing the meal itself. In this apple and walnut stuffing, the recipe is simple and is packed with sweet and savory flavors cooked into the bread. The top of the stuffing is crisp from the added butter to the top while the middle is soft like traditional stuffing.
When it comes to making stuffing, the better bread you use the better the stuffing will turn out. In this recipe, you cube the bread and toast them until golden brown in place of letting the bread dry out over night cutting the start finish time down to a manageable time.
On two sheet pans, toast the bread chunks in a single layer until lightly browned, about 12-15 minutes in a 350°F oven. Transfer the bread to a clean mixing bowl and set aside.
In a pan over medium heat, melt 6 tablespoons of butter and the thyme and garlic. Cook until fragrant. Add the celery, apples, onion, walnuts, salt and pepper. Sauté until the vegetables are softened, about 10 minutes.
Add the chicken stock and heat until hot, about an additional 2 minutes. Add the mixture to the bowl with the bread chunks. Toss to coat the bread completely.
Transfer to a clean 3 quart baking dish. Cut the remaining butter into ½" cubes and spread evenly over the top of the stuffing. Bake uncovered until the top has browned, about 40-45 minutes. Serve warm
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