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    Annacia's Note:

    The orange-flavored liqueur, spicy Italian sausage, apples, and pecans make this dressing distinctive from all others. It is very easy to prepare and goes with any dish. 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. Time is for making the stuffing only, it doesn't include the the time in the bird or oven baking as that varies so much.

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    1. 1
      Place the raisins in a small saucepan, and cover with 1 cup of liqueur.
    2. 2
      Bring to boil, remove from heat, and set aside.
    3. 3
      In a large skillet, melt 1/2 cup butter over medium heat.
    4. 4
      Sauté the celery and onion in the butter for 10 minutes.
    5. 5
      Transfer to a large mixing bowl.
    6. 6
      In the same skillet, cook the sausage over medium-high heat until crumbled and evenly brown, drain.
    7. 7
      Combine the sausage and stuffing mix with the celery and onion mixture.
    8. 8
      Stir in the raisins and liqueur, pecans, and apples.
    9. 9
      Mix in melted butter and chicken broth, the stuffing should be totally moistened.
    10. 10
      Season with sage, salt, and pepper.
    11. 11
      Stuffing is ready to stuff in the bird or to bake as you wish.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on January 09, 2010


      I have substituted walnuts for the pecans as well as using orange juice in place of the liquor. Also, we don't use fresh herbs much so I checked the internet to find out how much dry sage to use compared to fresh. Word of warning - as the recipe indicates, this makes a LOT! Note: This recipe comes from allrecipes. I have had it saved in my recipe box there since 2003.

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    • on December 05, 2013


      Excellent! Made as directed.

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    • on October 23, 2013


      Delightful stuffing for those not committed to traditional stuffing. At our dinner, the consensus was that more bread was needed, and the last 1/2 cup of orange liqueur should be replaced with chicken broth as the liqueur taste (Grand Marnier) was too pronounced, and detracted from the overall taste sensation. Oddly, everyone said the macerated raisins were plump and delicious and the liqueur did not overwhelm them. Next time I would use half hot Italian sausage and half mild Italian sausage. Made for Please Review My Recipe tag game.

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    Nutritional Facts for Elegant Turkey Stuffing

    Serving Size: 1 (149 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 16

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 414.8
    Calories from Fat 229
    Total Fat 25.4 g
    Saturated Fat 10.7 g
    Cholesterol 46.9 mg
    Sodium 871.2 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 37.6 g
    Dietary Fiber 2.8 g
    Sugars 13.0 g
    Protein 10.6 g

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    orange liqueur

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