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Fall Recipe: Quick Side Dish Stuffing

11/16/2010 4:40:49 PM

Tags: fall recipe, fall recipes, stuffing, Thanksgiving, raisins, Sun-Maid, pecans, holidays, holiday, herbs

Quick Side Dish StuffingMakes 6 to 8 servings

For many Americans, a Thanksgiving meal isn't complete without stuffing. Sun-Maid’s Quick Side Dish Stuffing combines raisins with warm pecans, stuffing mix and chopped vegetables for the perfect balance of sweet and savory.  This stuffing can be cooked on the stove or baked as a casserole and, no matter how it is made, the leftovers taste just as good as the first helping!

3/4 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup sliced celery
1/4 cup butter or margarine
1-3/4 cup (14.5-ounce can) chicken broth
1/2 cup Sun-Maid Natural Raisins
1 package (8-ounces) herbed stuffing mix
1/3 cup coarsely chopped pecans, toasted

1. Cook onion and celery in butter over medium heat until softened, 2 to 3 minutes, stirring occasionally.

2. Add broth and raisins. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer uncovered 3 minutes.

3. Stir in stuffing mix and pecans. Remove from heat; cover and let stand 5 minutes. Fluff with a fork before serving.

Casserole Stuffing:  After stirring stuffing mix and pecans into broth, spoon mixture into a buttered casserole dish. Cover with foil. (If desired, refrigerate until ready to bake). Bake 30 minutes at 350ºF. Uncover and bake 5 minutes longer for a crisp top.

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