Wild Rice, Dried Fruit and Toasted Hazelnut Stuffing

READY IN: 1hr 15mins
Recipe by Mirj2338

This is a very unique stuffing. Can be vegan if cooked separately from the bird.

Top Review by Brighid

This was a BIG hit! I did make a few changes, however. I used real butter instead of margarine and I forgot to buy the dried pears so I used 1/2 of a fresh, hard pear (peeled and diced) instead. Cooked it for several hours in the crockpot with the cornish game hens. My husband raved about it. I was amazed at how it smelled and tasted like it had bread in it like a traditional stuffing. I think this is our choice for Thanksgiving from now on! Thanks for the recipe.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Melt 3 tablespoons of the margarine over medium heat in a skillet.
  2. Add onions and a pinch sugar and saute, stirring frequently, until onions caramelize, about 7 minutes.
  3. Transfer onions to a large bowl.
  4. Return skillet to heat and melt remaining 2 tablespoons margarine.
  5. Add celery and garlic and cook until softened, 5 minutes.
  6. Transfer to bowl with onions.
  7. Add remaining ingredients to bowl and toss to mix.
  8. Transfer stuffing to a greased (can use margarine or cooking spray) casserole, cover with foil and bake 1 hour.

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