Neat Stuffing Idea for Holiday Turkey
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Found this one interesting. I have used fruit juices smoking whole turkeys but never really thought of fruits for a stuffing...I know, get out from under that rock!!!

Well, here is the recipe I found so interesting...

Wine-Simmered Fruit Stuffing (Turkey)

For a 14 pound turkey

- 10 oatmeal bread slices, (about 16 ounces), cut into 1/2-inch pieces (8 cups)
- 250 ml / 1 cup chardonnay wine
- 1 large Granny Smith apple, cut into 1/2-inch chunks
- 125 ml / 1/2 cup chopped dried apricots
- 125 ml / 1/2 cup golden raisins
- 125 ml pitted cherries
- 2 tablespoons butter or margarine
- 1 large onion, chopped (about 1 cup)
- 1 cup chopped celery
- 1/2 cup coarsely chopped pecans, toasted
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper
- 1-1/2 cups chicken broth

1. Preheat oven to 325° F. Spread bread pieces onto bottom of large shallow baking pan. Bake 20 to 30 minutes, or until lightly browned and dried, stirring occasionally.
2. During this time, place wine, apples, apricots, cherries and raisins in medium saucepan; heat to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat and simmer 5 minutes, or until wine is early absorbed. Remove from heat; cool slightly.
3. Melt butter or margarine in large skillet over medium heat. Add onion and celery; cook and stir 8 minutes, or until vegetables are tender. Remove from heat. Add fruit mixture, pecans, salt and pepper to skillet; stir to combine. Place mixture in large bowl. Add bread pieces and broth; mix well.
4. Fill neck and body cavity completely with stuffing. Cook as usual.
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  Re: Neat Stuffing Idea for Holiday Turkey by firechef (Found this one inter...)
Similar to my stuffing - I use apples and raisins, but not apricots or cherries. hmmmm, dried apricots might be worth adding and trying.
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