Winter Fruit and Nut Stuffing
You can never have too many side dish recipes, so give Winter Fruit and Nut Stuffing a try. One portion of this dish contains approximately 9g of protein, 20g of fat, and a total of 478 calories. This recipe covers 17% of your daily requirements of vitamins and minerals. This recipe serves 12. It can be enjoyed any time, but it is especially good for Thanksgiving. It is a good option if you're following a vegetarian diet. If you have prunes, sage, butter, and a few other ingredients on hand, you can make it. From preparation to the plate, this recipe takes around 45 minutes.
Melt 2 tablespoons butter in large skillet over medium-high heat.
Add pears; sprinkle with sugar. Sauté until pears are golden, about 5 minutes.
Transfer to very large bowl; mix in cinnamon. Melt remaining 10 tablespoons butter in same skillet over medium heat.
Add onions and celery; sauté until golden, about 15 minutes.
Add wine and next 5 ingredients. Simmer until liquid is reduced almost to glaze and mixture is soft and moist, stirring occasionally, about 15 minutes.
Mix into pears. (Can be made 1 day ahead. Cover and chill. Reheat to lukewarm before continuing.)
Mix bread and pecans into fruit mixture. Season stuffing with salt and pepper.
Loosely fill main cavity and neck cavity of turkey with stuffing. Generously butter baking dish. Spoon remaining stuffing into prepared dish. Cover dish with buttered foil, buttered side down.
Bake stuffing in dish — alongside turkey or while turkey is resting — until heated through, about 25 minutes. Uncover stuffing in dish.
Bake until top of stuffing is slightly crisp and golden, about 15 minutes longer.
Preheat oven to 350°F. Generously butter 13x9x2-inch glass baking dish.
Transfer stuffing to prepared dish.
Bake uncovered until heated through, about 35 minutes.