We all know that isn’t Thanksgiving without our beloved stuffing! But I have to admit that sometimes our beloved gets a little boring so why no change it up a bit with apples and figs this year? Apples and figs give this savory classic the perfect hint of sweetness. And if you prefer your stuffing with more moisture you can add additional broth or drizzle with turkey pan drippings or gravy….yum! Make it stovetop and your stuffing will not only be fabulously delicious but so simple to make too! Gobble gobble!
Apple Fig Stuffing
10 Tbs. butter
2 Gala apples, cored and chopped, 3 cups
1 large onion, chopped, 1 1/2 cups
2 ribs celery, chopped, 1 cup
4 oz. dried figs, chopped, 1 cup
1 tsp. dried marjoram
1 tsp. kosher salt
1/2 tsp. pepper
1 pkg. (14 oz.) seasoned stuffing mix
1 can (14.5 oz.) chicken broth
2 Tbs. chopped parsley
1. In large deep-sided skillet melt butter over medium-high heat. Cook apples, onion, celery, figs, marjoram, kosher salt and pepper until just tender, 6-7 minutes, stirring occasionally.
2. Add stuffing mix and chicken broth, tossing until combined. Cook until heated through. At this point you can serve the stuffing or transfer the stuffing to a baking dish, cover with foil, and keep warm in the oven.
3. Sprinkle with chopped parsley.
Makes 12 cups*.
*Recipe can be halved.