Every year for any major holiday I'm asked to bring 2 things, the dessert and my famous stuffing. After deciding a couple of years old that the boxed mixed stuff will never work for us this recipe has developed and we just love it. The reason I've put off posting it for so long is that I don't have amounts for anything. It's just one of those "by taste" recipes. So really it's more of a "guideline" than a recipe. But really you should see that as a plus since it's so much more easily adaptable to your own family's tastes!
What you need:
- Bread (at least 1/2 loaf)
- Apples (any nice sweet variety)
- Salt (and pepper or any other spices you like)
- Cooked Rice
- Chicken Broth
Like I said above, I do not have amounts that I use for this recipe but I will try my best to give you a good general idea. I start with half loaf of fresh bread. You can use store boughten bread but the homemade bread really makes it amazing. Tear it into pieces.
If you have the time you can leave it sit out overnight for the pieces to dry, otherwise stick it in the oven for a little bit. Take it out when it's dry but not totally hard and crispy.
Extra bread picture.....yum.....
Take a good 1/4 c butter and fry a medium sized onion in it.
Cut up at least 1 or 2 medium sized apples. You won't need them just yet but you will in a minute.
In a large bowl mix together your bread cubes and the cooked rice. I cook 1 c. of dry rice to mix with my half loaf of bread.
In the meantime, your onions should be about cooked through by now so add in the apples and fry together. You don't want to fry the apples too terribly long.
In a small bowl, mix together the egg, chicken broth (about 1 c. or more depending on how moist you want the stuffing to be) and the salt or any spices you might like.
Pour the chicken broth/egg mixture over the bread and rice mixture. Let it soak in for a couple minutes.
Add in the apple/onion mixture and mix together.
Grease a large cookie sheet and pour the whole mixture onto it. Bake it at 350F for about 20 minutes. You will want to use a spatula and stir it around occasionally. You want to watch it bake carefully because if you cook it too long it will get too dry.
Yum. This could really be a meal all unto itself. Enjoy!
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