Corn Bread Stuffing with Apples, Bacon and Pecans

Forget boxed stuffing! This impressive recipe can be prepared in just 30 minutes. Apples add sweetness, bacon adds salt, and the nuts add crunch in this delicious side dish.


Corn Bread Stuffing with Apples, Bacon and Pecans

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Servings: 10 to 12
Prep Time: 30 mins
Total Time: 1 hr 40 mins
Related Categories: Bread Stuffing, Pork, Stuffing
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Ingredients
  • 2  8 1/2 ounce packages 
    corn bread mix
  • 4   slices 
    thick-cut bacon
  • 2   tablespoons 
    unsalted butter, plus more for dish
  • 2   
    medium onions, diced
  • 4   
    celery stalks, diced
  • 1   
    apple, peeled, cored and diced
  • 1/2  cup 
    toasted pecans, coarsely chopped
  • 1   teaspoon 
    mustard powder
  • 1/4  teaspoon 
    kosher salt
  • 1/4  teaspoon 
    nutmeg
  • 1/4  teaspoon 
    ground coriander
  • 1/4  teaspoon 
    ground pepper
  • 1 1/2  cups 
    low-sodium chicken broth
Directions
1.
Bake corn bread according to package directions. Remove from pan, cut into 1-inch strips and spread out on a baking sheet. Let stand overnight to dry or bake in a 350 degree F oven 15 minutes. Coarsely crumble into 1-inch pieces and set aside in a large bowl.
2.
In a large nonstick skillet, cook bacon over medium heat, turning occasionally, until just crisp and deep golden; drain on paper towels, leaving fat in skillet. Add butter, onion, celery and apple to skillet. Cook over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, until onion is softened, about 8 minutes.
3.
Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Butter a 13-by-9-inch baking dish. Crumble bacon into small pieces. In a large bowl, gently stir together corn bread, bacon, onion mixture, nuts, mustard powder, salt, nutmeg, coriander and pepper until just combined. Drizzle broth over stuffing while gently stirring to combine. Transfer to prepared dish and cover with foil.
4.
Bake stuffing 15 minutes. Remove foil and bake until golden brown and heated through, 20 to 30 minutes more. Makes 10 to 12 servings.
Nutrition information
Per Serving: cal. (kcal) 350, Fat, total (g) 21, chol. (mg) 47, sat. fat (g) 5, carb. (g) 37, fiber (g) 1, pro. (g) 7, sodium (mg) 643, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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