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Desserts, Fruits, Herbs, Nuts

Cranberry Walnut Stuffin’ Muffins

Cook Time

45 minutes

Servings

Makes 12-14 muffins

Ingredients

1 Loaf of Bread
10 Tbsp of Butter
2 Onions – chopped
4 Celery Stalks – chopped
2 Fennel Bulbs – chopped
1 Tbsp Dried Sage
1 Tbsp Dried Thyme
1 Tbsp Bell’s Seasoning
3/4 cup Dried Cranberries
1/2 Cup Walnuts – chopped
2 Cups Low Salt Chicken Broth or Vegetable Broth
3 Eggs – beaten
Salt & Pepper
Cooking Oil Spray

Directions

  • On the day you will prepare the stuffing, preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  • Place the cubed bread in a big bowl and add the cranberries and walnuts.
  • Melt 1 stick of butter and set aside.
  • Melt the remaining 2 Tbsp of butter in a large skillet and add the onion, celery and fennel along with a 1/2 tsp salt and a several grinds of black pepper.
  • Sauté over medium heat until translucent – about 10 minutes.
  • Stir in the sage, thyme and Bell’s seasoning.
  • Pour this mixture over the bread along with the melted butter, chicken stock, eggs, 1/2 tsp salt and several grinds of black pepper, toss well.
  • Spray the muffin tin with cooking spray. Grab about 1 cup of stuffing in your hands and pressing firmly, allowing juices to be released start to form a ball about the size of a baseball and place each one in the well of a muffin tin.
  • Bake for 45 minutes.
  • Remove from the oven and allow to cool a bit, then gently ease each muffin out of the tin.

Makes 12-14 muffins

Notes

Two days before you will make the stuffing, cut the bread into cubes and put them in a paper bag so that it can dry out a little. Leave the the bag on your kitchen counter and give it a shake every now and then.