Friday, November 16, 2012

Mom's Turkey Stuffing

This is my mother's recipe for turkey stuffing and
it's always been a family favorite.

2/3 cup vegetable shortening (but I use canola oil)
3/4 cup chopped onion
1 cup chopped celery
2 teaspoons salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1 Tablespoon poultry seasoning
1 & 1/3 Tablespoons parsley
1 & 1/2 cup hot water (you may substitute turkey broth)
16-18 slices cubed white bread (I like to use potato bread) 

Optional: 1 apple, cut in small cubes.

Melt shortening.  Mix in onion & celery & cook over medium heat until just golden brown. Stir in salt, pepper, poultry seasoning & parsley.  Stir in hot water.  Pour over cubed bread.  Mix.  Stir in apples*.

Bake covered at 350 about 1 hour or stuff in turkey and follow directions for baking turkey.

I usually make a double recipe for my family of 9 for Thanksgiving, and we usually have some left overs, but not for long.  :) 

*If you plan to bake the stuffing in a casserole dish and not in the turkey, the apples need to be sauteed in 1 Tablespoon butter until tender before adding to the stuffing, but this is not necessary if you bake the stuffing in the turkey.

I love this oval baker by Rachel Ray.  The lid keeps in the moisture and makes the stuffing the consistency of cooking it in the turkey without all the hassle.  And ... when she says it's non-stick, she really does mean it!

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