Sausage & Cranberry Stuffing

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Ingredients

1 cup Sunsweet® Cranberries or Amazin™ Cranberries

1/2 cup apple juice

1/2 cup chicken broth

1 pound uncooked Farmer John’s® breakfast or mild sausage

2 cups diced, fresh celery

1 cup diced, fresh onion

1 to 1-1/2 cups chopped pecans (optional)

10 ounce package Mrs. Cubbison’s® Herb Seasoned Cube Stuffing

3/4 cup chicken broth

Instructions

Place dried cranberries, apple juice and 1⁄2 cup chicken broth into small glass bowl; microwave uncovered on high for 2 minutes. Stir, and place to the side (thus allowing liquid to be absorbed by the dried berries).

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large, nonstick pot, brown sliced or chopped sausage, breaking up and stirring frequently until browned. Reduce heat to low, add fresh vegetables, and sauté until vegetables are somewhat tender (about 3-4 minutes). Add chopped pecans if desired, soaked cranberries (including liquid), and 3/4 cup of chicken broth. Stir and remove from heat. Fold in entire contents of Mrs. Cubbison’s Herb Cube Stuffing Package until well combined and spoon mixture into a 9 x 11 inch baking dish that has been prepared with cooking oil spray.

Cover baking dish with foil and bake at 350 degrees for approximately 20 minutes. Remove foil, return to oven, and bake for an additional 10 minutes uncovered. Remove from the oven, cool slightly while slicing turkey or other poultry to serve with the meal, and garnish before presentation with 1⁄2 cup pecan halves if desired.

Makes 10-12 servings