Challah, Sausage, and Dried Cherry Stuffing
You can never have too many side dish recipes, so give Challah, Sausage, and Dried Cherry Stuffing a try. This recipe serves 10. One portion of this dish contains approximately 16g of protein, 58g of fat, and a total of 702 calories. This recipe covers 17% of your daily requirements of vitamins and minerals. It will be a hit at your Thanksgiving event. If you have eggs, pepper, celery, and a few other ingredients on hand, you can make it. From preparation to the plate, this recipe takes approximately 25 hours. This recipe is typical of Jewish cuisine.
Heat oven to 350°F with rack in middle. Generously butter baking dish.
Roast pecans in a pie or cake pan until fragrant and insides are pale golden, 8 to 10 minutes.
Let cool, then coarsely chop.
Divide bread between 2 large baking sheets and bake, switching position of sheets halfway through baking, until golden, 15 to 25 minutes.
Meanwhile, heat oil in a 12-inch heavy skillet over medium-high heat until it shimmers, then cook sausage, stirring and breaking up lumps, until browned, about 5 minutes.
Transfer sausage to a very large bowl.
Add butter to skillet and heat over medium heat until foam subsides.
Add onions, celery, garlic, allspice, and 1/2 teaspoon each of salt and pepper, and cook, stirring occasionally, until beginning to brown lightly, 12 to 15 minutes.
Add vegetables to sausage with bread, cherries, and pecans, and toss to mix well.
In a medium bowl, whisk eggs, then whisk in stock, cream, and parsley, and pour over stuffing. Stir stuffing well, then spread it out in baking dish. Chill if turkey is more than 1 hour from being done.
When turkey is done, increase oven temperature to 425°F. Cover stuffing tightly with foil and bake until hot throughout, 20 to 25 minutes.
Remove foil and bake until top is golden brown and crisp, about 10 minutes more.
•Bread can be toasted 3 days ahead and kept (once cool) in a sealed bag at room temperature.•Sunsweet now sells 5-ounce packages of dried tart cherries, labeled as sweet and tart Morello cherries, that are moist and retain a good, dark-red color.•Stuffing can be prepared (but not baked) 4 hours before roasting turkey. Chill, covered.•Stuffing recipe can be halved and baked in a 2-quart glass or ceramic baking dish.