Elegant Turkey Stuffing

Elegant Turkey Stuffing

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"The distinctiveness of this turkey dressing comes from the orange-flavored liqueur, spicy Italian sausage, apples, and pecans. It's also very easy to prepare. This recipe makes enough to stuff one 18 to 20 pound bird. If you prefer, this dressing can be made with thyme instead of sage."

Ingredients

30 m servings 280 cals
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Nutrition

  • Calories:
  • 280 kcal
  • 14%
  • Fat:
  • 15.2 g
  • 23%
  • Carbs:
  • 26.1g
  • 8%
  • Protein:
  • 5.2 g
  • 10%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 30 mg
  • 10%
  • Sodium:
  • 437 mg
  • 17%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Place the raisins in a small saucepan, and cover with 1 cup of liqueur. Bring to boil, remove from heat, and set aside.
  2. In a large skillet, melt 1/2 cup butter over medium heat. Saute the celery and onion in the butter for 10 minutes. Transfer to a large mixing bowl.
  3. In the same skillet, cook the sausage over medium-high heat until crumbled and evenly brown. Drain.
  4. Combine the sausage and stuffing mix with the celery and onion mixture. Stir in the raisins and liqueur, pecans, and apples. Mix in melted butter, chicken broth, 1/2 cup orange liqueur; the stuffing should be totally moistened. Season with sage, salt, and pepper.

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  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.
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My brother, who hates stuffing in general, asks for more every year! This year I even made it in the crock pot! **Also, I use orange juice instead of liqueur. That may allay some of the complain...

I found this stuffing recipe probably about 10 years ago at least and have been making it every thanksgiving ever since! Everyone raves about it! Sometimes I use the spicy sausage and sometime...

This recipe has been a staple for our Thanksgiving meal every year since before I was born. I now make it for my family. My mother never used any alcohol or orange and it is wonderful. I boil th...

Recipe is great and flavors wonderful. Not much trouble to make, but I would have preferred it if the directions dealt with baking the stuffing too, for those that don't want to stuff a bird wi...

I have never been big on stuffing, until now, I'm not to sure who submitted this recipe, but cudos to whoever did, I made a delicious turkey for easter this year and came across this recipe for ...

The stuffing would have been much better without the orange liquer.

Cooking my first Thanksgiving dinner, I chose this recipe based on its ingredients -- and the great reviews it rec'd. I wasn't disappointed! This is the best stuffing I've ever eaten; everyone r...

If I could give this more than 5 stars, I would! I've been using this recipe for a couple of years now, starting with my very first "Grown up" Thanksgiving that I hosted for friends while living...

I have made this for the past 2 years. The entire family loved it. Leave in the orange liquor. The good Italian sausage makes it even better.