Bread Stuffing with Dried Cherries and Toasted Pecans

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Bread Stuffing with Dried Cherries and Toasted Pecans
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30 min.
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Nutritional values

1 serving contains
(Percentage of daily recommendation)
Calorie358 kcal(17 %)
Protein9.86 g(10 %)
Fat19.79 g(17 %)
Carbohydrates36.51 g(24 %)
Sugar added0 g(0 %)
Roughage2.71 g(9 %)
Vitamin A116.3 mg(14,538 %)
Vitamin D0.75 μg(4 %)
Vitamin E2.37 mg(20 %)
Vitamin B₁0.39 mg(39 %)
Vitamin B₂0.27 mg(25 %)
Niacin3.41 mg(28 %)
Vitamin B₆0.13 mg(9 %)
Folate90.49 μg(30 %)
Pantothenic acid0.48 mg(8 %)
Biotin1.24 μg(3 %)
Vitamin B₁₂0.48 μg(16 %)
Vitamin C5.39 mg(6 %)
Potassium222.69 mg(6 %)
Calcium122.09 mg(12 %)
Magnesium41.65 mg(14 %)
Iron2.82 mg(19 %)
Iodine26.31 μg(13 %)
Zinc1.33 mg(17 %)
Saturated fatty acids4.46 g
Cholesterol78.95 mg


1 loaf rustic white bread (or wheat bread)
3 tablespoons unsalted butter (plus extra for baking dish)
1 medium yellow onion (peeled and diced)
2 large Celery (stalks)
4 cloves garlic (peeled and roughly chopped)
1 cup packed, dried tart Cherries
1 cup Pecan (toasted and chopped)
2 tablespoons chopped fresh Sage
1 tablespoon crushed fennel seeds
coarse salt
freshly ground Black pepper
¼ cup chopped fresh parsley
3 large eggs (lightly beaten)
3 cups low-sodium Chicken broth (or vegetable broth)
How healthy are the main ingredients?
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Preparation steps

Preheat oven to 400º F. Position oven racks in the middle and lower third of the oven. On two rimmed baking sheets, arrange bread in a single layer. Toast until dry and golden brown, 10 to 12 minutes. Let cool.
Lightly butter a 9 x 13-inch baking dish. In a large skillet, melt butter over medium heat. Add onion, celery, and garlic and cook, stirring frequently, until onion and celery are softened, about 7 minutes. Add cherries, pecans, sage, and fennel seed; cook, stirring for 1 minute. Transfer to a large bowl and season with salt and pepper.
Add parsley, eggs, and bread to the cherry mixture; stir to combine. Add broth in two additions, stirring until absorbed. Season generously with salt and pepper; transfer stuffing to butter baking dish. Bake on middle rack until the top is deep golden brown, about 25 to 30 minutes. Let sit for 5 minutes before serving.