Stuffing with Apples and Cranberries

Stuffing with Apples and Cranberries

 

Ingredients
2 cups chicken broth
1 cup dried cranberries
1/4 cup butter
1 onion, chopped
1 red bell pepper, chopped
1 cup chopped celery
2 Granny Smith apples, cored and finely chopped
3 large eggs
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 (10.75-ounce) can cream of celery soup
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
8 cups Hawaiian sweet bread, cubed and toasted

Directions
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly grease a 13 by 9 by 2-inch baking dish.
In a small bowl, combine chicken broth and cranberries; let soak for 30 minutes.
In a large skillet, melt butter over medium heat. Add onion, pepper and celery; cook for 5 minutes stirring frequently or until tender. Add apples and cook for 5 minutes, stirring frequently. Remove from heat and place in a large bowl.
Beat 3 eggs in a separate bowl. Add salt and pepper. Set aside.
In the large bowl with vegetables, stir in chicken broth mixture, celery soup, and cinnamon. Add toasted bread, stirring gently to combine. Add eggs. Spoon mixture into prepared dish and bake for 30 to 40 minutes or until center is set.

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Cranberry Carrot Bread

Thanksgiving side dish recipe: Cranberry carrot bread

INGREDIENTS

Nonstick floured baking spray

1¼ cups all-purpose flour

1 cup whole wheat flour (such as King Arthur’s Whole Wheat White Flour)

¾ cup granulated sugar

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1 teaspoon baking powder

1 teaspoon baking soda

¼ teaspoon salt

½ cup applesauce

¼ cup skim milk

1 large egg

2 egg whites

2 tablespoons canola oil

1 tablespoon vanilla extract

2 cups shredded carrots

⅓ cup dried cranberries

⅓ cup pecans, chopped

FOR THE GLAZE

½ cup powdered sugar

3 tablespoons orange juice

 

DIRECTIONS

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 9-by-5-inch loaf pan with baking spray and set aside.

In a large bowl, combine flours, sugar, cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda and salt.

In a separate bowl, combine the applesauce, milk, egg, egg whites, canola oil and vanilla. Add mixture, carrots, cranberries and pecans to flour mixture and gently combine until just moistened. Do not to over-mix (the batter will be thick). Pour batter into prepared loaf pan and bake for 50 to 55 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean.

Combine the powdered sugar and juice and stir until smooth. Spread the glaze over the top of the bread while it is still warm. Allow the bread to cool in the pan on a wire rack for 20 minutes. Remove bread from pan and cool completely on wire rack.

Greens with Walnut Butter

Winter Greens with Walnut Butter

This recipe is one my grandmother’s.  It was written in her recipe book and stated that it came from family in England. This dish was prepared for a holiday meal only. I kept the wording and measurements the same as they had it written down.

If you have time, make the butter 24-72 hours in advance. Soften 100g of butter to room temperature, beat with a spoon to give a whipped effect and set aside.

Roughly chop 100g of walnut halves then toast in a hot, dry pan until roasted and aromatic. Remove from the pan, allow to cool and stir through the butter.

Arrange the soft walnut butter on a large sheet of cling film in a long log shape. Wrap and roll into a sausage shape approximately 4cm in thickness, tie off the ends of the cling film and allow to set in the fridge until required.

If making the butter on the day, roughly chop the walnuts and toast in a hot, dry pan until roasted and aromatic. Add the butter to warm through, then remove from the heat.

Bring a 2 liter pan of water to the boil with a good pinch of salt. Add all of the prepped greens to the pan, cook for 4-5 minutes then strain and return to the pan with the toasted walnut butter. Toss until all of the greens are evenly coated in the butter and serve in warm dishes.

200g of curly kale, washed and stalks removed

2 leeks, washed and cut into 2cm thick slices

200g of tender stem broccoli, washed and ends trimmed

200g of Brussels sprouts, trimmed and halved

Salt

Alternatively, toss the hot greens in a little knob of the pre-prepared butter and serve with another slice of the butter

BROWN SUGAR GLAZED HAM FOR EASTER

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Ingredients

1 (5-7 lb) Ham, fully cooked (bone in)

1 cup Brown sugar, packed

2 tsp Prepared mustard

1-2 tsp Cider vinegar

Directions

Score ham about half-inch deep with a sharp knife.  Place ham on a rack in a shallow baking pan.  Bake at 325 degrees for 2 to 2-1/2 hours (20 minutes per lb).  Combine brown sugar, mustard and enough vinegar to make a thick paste.  During the last hour of baking, brush glaze on ham every 15 minutes.

Cathy’s Corn Pudding

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For holiday meals, my sisters and I would make our favorite recipes to share.  My sister, Cathy, is the one who makes Corn Pudding for Thanksgiving or Christmas Dinner.  She enjoys making this dish and sharing it with everyone who comes to eat at our Holiday meals.  Here is her recipe for Corn Pudding.

Ingredients

2 pkg frozen corn

¼ cup sugar

1 tsp salt

2 eggs slightly beaten

1 tbsp flour

½ stick butter

Milk

Directions

Completely thaw corn; put into casserole dish.  Add eggs.  Mix sugar, flour and salt together and fold into corn.  Melt butter and stir into mixture.  Add milk to completely cover the mixture.  Cover and bake in pre-heated 350 degree F oven for 45 minutes.

HAM & SWISS CHEESE QUICHE

Ingredients

1 prepared pie crust (if you are counting carbohydrates, don’t use pie crust)

4 ounces Swiss cheese, grated  1 cup smoked ham, chopped, 5-6 ounces  3 tablespoons onion, chopped, 1 ounce  3 eggs  1 cup heavy cream  1/8 teaspoon pepper

Directions

Arrange the cheese, ham and onion in pie crust or greased pie plate. Beat the eggs, cream and pepper; pour evenly into the pan. Bake 350º 30-35 minutes until a knife inserted in center comes out clean. Let stand 10 minutes before cutting.

Makes 6 servings