Apricot Orange Stuffing/Dressing

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“My sister's MIL made this for Thanksgiving dinner. It was so good, I had to ask her for the recipe. This stuffing has Grand Marnier in it and believe me, it changes this dressing from the same ol' ho-hum to FABULOUS. Note, you can substitute ready-made bread cubes for the fresh, if so desired.”
1hr 42mins

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Toss bread with thyme, salt, pepper and half of the oil.
  3. Spread on baking sheet and bake until golden, 15 to 20 minutes; place in a bowl.
  4. Bring the apricots and the Grand Marnier liqueur just to a boil in a small saucepan; remove from heat and reserve.
  5. Meanwhile, brown the sausage in a skillet, breaking up clumps.
  6. Transfer to the bread bowl with a slotted spoon.
  7. Place the remaining oil and butter in a pot and wilt the onions, celery, garlic and sage over low heat for 10 minutes, stirring.
  8. Add mixture to bread along with the apples, cherries, apricots and Grand Marnier.
  9. Toss well.
  10. Drizzle the chicken broth over all to moisten as desired; adjusting the seasonings.
  11. For stuffing, cool completely then stuff the turkey.
  12. For dressing, bake for 45 minutes covered with foil.
  13. Remove foil and continue to bake for an additional 15 minutes.

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