Cranberry and Chestnut Stuffing

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    If Christmas makes you think of cranberries and chestnuts then this is a great stuffing for you, but it can be used at any time of the year in chicken, duck, turkey or cooked alone.

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    Serves: 10 

    • 5 chestnuts
    • 1/2 small wholemeal roll, cubed
    • 1-2 sticks celery, diced
    • 1/2 apple, peeled, cored and diced
    • 100g cranberries
    • 60g butter, softened
    • 1/2 onion, diced
    • fresh thyme, to taste
    • fresh marjoram, to taste
    • 1 handful fresh sage, finely diced
    • sea salt, to taste
    • freshly ground black pepper, to taste

    Preparation:25min  ›  Cook:35min  ›  Ready in:1hour 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees C.
    2. Cut an x in the shell of the chestnuts then place on a baking tray and roast in the hot oven for about 15 to 20 minutes or until the shells open up. Remove from the oven and peel while still hot. Dice and set aside.
    3. Mix bread, celery, apples and cranberries together in a bowl. Add the butter and onions then mix well.
    4. Heat butter in a large frying pan then saute onion until soft and translucent.
    5. Add 100ml water to the frying pan and heat. Pour over bread mixture and stir well. Mix in chestnuts. Season with herbs, salt and pepper.
    6. Stuff turkey, duck or goose with stuffing and roast as normal. Alternatively, you can cook this in a dish covered with foil and baked at 180 degrees C for 15 minutes.

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    Simply the best stuffing I've had to date and very easy to make  -  25 Dec 2011  (Review from Allrecipes UK & Ireland)


    A delicious stuffing that even my cranberry hating partner loved. I doubled the recipe to serve 10 with roast chicken as a trial for Christmas but baked it separately (took longer than 15 mins). However a few tweaks - no fresh cranberries at this time of year so used 40g dried. I also used a few more chestnuts as ours were small. Would use less butter and less water if doubling up. I sauted the celery with the onion. I hate fresh sage so used dried. Perfect and it will appear on our Christmas dinner plates - can't wait!  -  20 Oct 2014  (Review from Allrecipes UK & Ireland)


    This sounds like a great recipe and I want to try it. I am just a bit worried that 5 chestnuts doesn't seem enough. Can anyone confirm that the recipe works with 5 chestnuts.  -  28 Apr 2014  (Review from Allrecipes UK & Ireland)