Day: December 19, 2017
On the tenth (business) day of Christmas, the Law Society staff gives to you:
Apple and Sage Stuffing
1 loaf of unsliced bread of your choice
4 tbsp unsalted butter
2 yellow onions, medium dice
2 apples of your choice, medium dice
3 celery stalks, medium dice
8 sprigs fresh thyme, finely chopped
1 tbsp fresh sage leaves, finely chopped
1 1/2 cups low-sodium chicken broth or vegetable broth
ground black pepper
- Heat the oven to 375°F and arrange a rack in the middle. Coat a 13×9 baking dish with butter and set aside. Cut the bread into 3/4-inch cubes and place in a large, heatproof bowl; set aside.
- Melt the butter in a large frying pan over medium-high heat until foaming. Add the onions and brown, stirring occasionally, for about 5 minutes. Add the apples, celery, thyme and sage and cook, stirring occasionally, until the apples are tender, for about 6 minutes.
- Add 1 cup of the stock or broth to the mixture and bring to a simmer. Turn off the heat and add the vegetable-apple mixture to the reserved bread cubes. Season with two or three large pinches of salt and two large pinches of pepper, then stir to evenly combine. If the mixture seems too dry, add more stock or broth 1/4 cup at a time (but make sure it doesn’t get mushy).
- Transfer the mixture to the prepared baking dish and bake, uncovered for about 30 to 40 minutes, until the top of the stuffing just starts to get brown and crusty. Serves 6 to 8.
- To make ahead of time: Cool, cover, and refrigerate until ready to serve. Rewarm uncovered at 350°F for about 30 minutes.