Sourdough Dressing with Roasted Apples and Sage
Enjoy this incredible recipe for a sourdough dressing with roasted apples and sage. Try it for Thanksgiving and I bet you will make your own stuffing from now on. This is good stuff.
PREP 45 min. BAKE 35 min. OVEN 400 F
3 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
2 garlic cloves, peeled and crushed
4 leaves fresh sage
2 large onions, diced medium
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
3 Granny Smith apples, cored and cut in small wedges
1 ½ cups pecans
2 large eggs, lightly beaten
¾ cup heavy cream
1 ½ cups low-sodium chicken stock
5 cups torn sourdough bread (crusts removed)
½ cup fresh flat-leaf parsley, roughly chopped
Extra virgin olive oil
1. Preheat oven to 400 F. Heat large skillet over medium heat. Add olive oil, garlic, sage, and thyme. As the oil heats, the herbs will crackle and infuse the oil with flavor. Use tongs to remove sage leaves and set aside on a paper towel (reserve for serving). Remove garlic and thyme; discard. Add onions to pan and cook slowly over medium-low to medium until caramelized, about 15 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Transfer onions to a bowl. Add apple wedges and pecans to the skillet. Gently sauté over high heat until pecans are lightly toasted and apples are slightly softened, 3 to 5 minutes.
2. In a large mixing bowl whisk together the egg, cream, and chicken stock. Add the torn bread, caramelized onions, apple mixture, and the chopped parsley. Use a wooden spoon to mix the dressing well. Season with salt and pepper and drizzle with olive oil. Transfer to a 3-quart baking dish. Bake, covered, 20 minutes. Uncover and continue baking 15 minutes more or until top is golden brown and slightly crusty around edges. Let stand for 10 minutes. Sprinkle with fried sage leaves. Makes 8 to 10 servings + leftovers
Remember, never stuff your turkey with stuffing from this, or any recipe. It can be a health hazard and will affect the even cooking of your turkey. Give this stuffing recipe a try for Thanksgiving and your family will be thrilled with how it turns out.
Courtesy of Tyler Florence and Better Homes and Gardens