Chestnut and Cranberry Stuffing

Chestnut and Cranberry Stuffing

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Chestnut and Cranberry Stuffing

Recipe Type: side

Cuisine: British

Author: Caroline Artiss

Prep time: 15 mins

Cook time: 30 mins

Total time: 45 mins

Serves: 3 cups

Christmas dinner isn't the same without a good stuffing or two on the side. My recipe has cranberries, and chestnuts mixed with juicy sausage meat.

Ingredients

  • 500g / 2 ½ cups sausage meat
  • 75g / ½ cup dried cranberries
  • Port 50ml / ¼ cup
  • 1 clove of garlic chopped
  • 1 white onion chopped
  • 1 1/2 tsp dried thyme
  • 3 rashers of streaky bacon
  • 240g cooked and peeled chestnuts
  • 140g breadcrumbs 2/12 cups / 3 slices white bread
  • 1 large egg
  • salt and pepper

Instructions

  1. Soak the cranberries in the port for about an hour before you start making it
  2. Makes it taste nicer but don’t worry about it if you’ve run out of time!
  3. Preheat oven to Gas 5 or 190c / 375F
  4. Start by gently frying the onions and bacon together in a pan with a little oil or butter
  5. Until they start to go golden, about 3 minutes
  6. While they are cooking you can blend the chestnuts until they are in small pieces or you can finely chop them with a knife
  7. Once the bacon and onions are cooked put them in a big bowl
  8. Add all the other ingredients and mix well together -Get your hands in there – its easier!
  9. Roll into balls or use as to put inside the turkey
  10. If you’re cooking it separately roll into balls and cook in the oven for approximately 30 minutes on gas 5.
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