Wednesday, November 17, 2010

New Southern Apple Pecan Dressing Recipe, Deen Brothers...

Two months ago I had the privilege of attending an event in NYC hosted by the Grain Foods Foundation with Bobby & Jamie Deen.  The event was fantastic.  It was called "Sandwich Night" and it is to encourage eating grain while showing us how we can make great sandwiches for our family that are healthy, fast and easy.

My 4 1/2 year old was able to come with me and he had so much fun coloring with Bobby & Jamie Deen.

The Deen Brothers have written a new stuffing recipe exclusively for the Grain Foods Foundation.  It sounds delicious and I can't wait to try it out.

Southern Apple Pecan Dressing 

Recipe created by Jamie and Bobby Deen on behalf of the Grain Foods Foundation

Servings - 8
Preheat - 350°
Prep Time - 20 min
Cooking Time - 1 hr
Total Time - 1 hr 20 min
Difficulty - Easy


10 cups oven-dried white bread, torn into pieces

1 sleeve crackers, crumbled (recommended: Saltines)

1/2 cup butter

3 celery stalks, roughly chopped

1 large onion, roughly chopped

2 large red apples, skins left on and cut into large dice

4 cups chicken stock 

2 teaspoon salt

Freshly ground black pepper

1 teaspoon ground sage

1 teaspoon poultry seasoning

4 eggs, beaten

1 cup pecan halves, toasted and roughly chopped


In an extra large mixing bowl, toss together white bread and crackers. Set aside.
In a large skillet over medium heat, melt butter. Stir in celery, onion,apples, sage and poultry seasoning. Cook until onion is translucent. Pour vegetable mixture over bread mixture. Add stock, salt and pepper. Stir to coat. Add beaten eggs and mix well. Stir in Nuts. Pour mixture in a prepared 9x13 baking pan.

Bake until golden on the top and cooked through with a slight jiggle. 45-60 minutes.

Source: Grain Foods Foundation


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