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Total Time
1hr 25mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 1 hr 5 mins

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Saute bacon in large frying pan until fat is rendered, but the bacon is not quite crisp.
  2. Remove with a slotted spoon and drain on paper towels; chop when cool.
  3. Remove excess fat from pan (or substitute cooking oil or margarine for a lighter version) and saute vegetables until soft.
  4. Add apples, cherries and herbs and toss briefly over medium heat.
  5. Mix vegetables, bacon and breads together in a large bowl and add enough water or stock to moisten and bind all of the ingredients.
  6. Season with salt and pepper.
  7. Place mixture in a well-buttered baking dish, cover and bake in 325-degree oven for 50 minutes.
  8. Leave uncovered for last 10 minutes to brown slightly.
  9. Note: 1 cup toasted pecans can be added to this stuffing for an added Southern accent.
  10. Add with the apples, cherries and herbs.
  11. A 16 ounce bag of stuffing bread crumbs equals 3 cs.