Southern Pecan and Wild Rice Dressing

Recipe by Sherrybeth
READY IN: 1hr 30mins
SERVES: 8-10




  • In a large skillet fry bacon until crisp.
  • Add chopped smoked ham and cook for 2 minutes.
  • Remove ham and bacon and cool. Drain drippings.
  • Melt butter and saute onion, and celery for about 4 minutes.
  • Season with garlic, salt and pepper and cook until the garlic is fragrant for about 1 minute.
  • Stir in pecans and cook until heated through and fragrant.
  • Add rice and apples and stir to coat with the juices for about 1 minute.
  • Add water and bring to a boil.
  • Reduce heat, cover and simmer for about 20 minutes or until the water is absorbed and the rice is cooked.
  • Stir in reserved ham and bacon, green onions, and parsley.
  • Allow dish to sit for about 15 minutes before serving so that flavors can meld.