FESTIVE RECIPE: Vegetarian Stuffing

Stuffing Recipe

Stuffing, a hearty dish often spotted on the Christmas dinner table, but how often does yours come out of a box? It’s actually easy to make so why not try going homemade this year? Here’s our pick of the bunch from epicurious.com!

Cooking Time: Preparation time 10 mins, cooking time 1 hr 5 mins

Serves: 6 people, easy

Ingredients:

2 sticks salted butter (or non-dairy equivalent)

3 tbsps fresh, chopped sage

1 large, white onion, chopped

1 carrot, finely chopped

3 stalks celery finely chopped

2 apples, chopped (with skins)

3 cloves garlic, chopped

1 can vegetable broth

1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper

1 loaf day-old french bread

1/2 cup raisins or dried cranberries

salt

pepper

Equipment Needed: Large pan, tablespoon, spatula, 2-3/4-quart casserole dish

Preheat oven to 350ºF. Melt butter in a large saute pan over medium heat. When the butter is melted add one tablespoon of the sage, the onion, celery and the carrot. When the onions become translucent, add the garlic, apples and salt and pepper generously, very generously. After the apples have cooked for about 2 minutes, pour the vegetable broth into the pan, season with the cayenne and more salt and pepper as needed, and let the mixture saute for 1 to 2 more minutes.

Tear the bread into approximately 1/2-inch squares and place in a 2-3/4-quart casserole dish. Add the cranberries and sage. Remove the mixture from the stove and pour it over the bread. Mix well and bake uncovered at 350ºF for about 45 minutes to an hour. For best results, stir at least once.