Switch up your go-to recipe and try my recipe for Cherry Pecan Stuffing–loads of flavor, a slight crunch, and a little sweetness in every bite!
Stuffing is one of those recipes that I find not too many people experiment and change things up with. They stick to the family recipe that has been passed down by generation after generation. That is the case in my family. My mother learned how to make stuffing from her mother. And my mom has taught me how to make her stuffing recipe. Of course I can’t share that coveted recipe on here. It’s a secret family recipe. So instead I’ve used the base of how we make our family stuffing recipe that has been passed down generation to generation and jazzed it up with pecans and dried cherries.
I absolutely love adding fruit in stuffing. I love the sweet savory mix and the pecans give this stuffing a nice unexpected crunch. Of course if you aren’t a nut lover or allergic for that matter feel free to omit them. My husband is not a fan of the nuts, but I am and since I’m the one cooking–he eats what I make! Whether your ready to switch it up this holiday dinner or stick to the traditional go-to recipe is totally up to you. If you switch it up, I think you’ll be pleased with a nice change of both savory and sweet stuffing!
Cherry Pecan Stuffing
- 4 tablespoon butter
- 2 stalks celery minced
- ½ cup onion minced
- ½ cup pecans chopped
- ½ cup dried cherries
- ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
- 1 teaspoon fresh parsley
- 2-½ cups turkey broth
- 1 14 oz package of Herb Seasoned Classic Stuffing Mix I used Pepperidge Farm brand
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
- In a large stock pot, melt butter on high. Reduce to medium heat and add in the celery and onions. Cook for 5 minutes until soft. Add in the chopped pecans, dried cherries, mix and cook for 2 additional minutes toasting the pecans. Add in the turkey broth. Bring to a boil then remove off the heat. Add in the parsley and and stuffing mix.
- Mix well until all the stuffing mix has absorbed the broth. Place stuffing into an oven safe dish. Bake for 20 minutes at 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Serve immediately.