Chestnut and Apricot Stuffing

Chestnut and Apricot Stuffing

Chestnut and Apricot Stuffing
It’s definitely worth the effort of making your own stuffing for Christmas dinner, and this apricot and chestnut combination is a winner.
Ingredients
  • 600 ml water
  • 1 large onion, coarsely chopped
  • 225 g dried apricots, pre-soaked, snipped into small pieces
  • 225 g fresh white breadcrumbs
  • 75 g butter
  • 225 g frozen chestnuts, thawed, roughly chopped
  • generous bunch fresh parsley, chopped
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 200°C. Butter a shallow ovenproof dish.
  2. Measure the water into a pan; add the onion and apricot bring to the boil. Boil for about five minutes and drain.
  3. Put the breadcrumbs into a large bowl. Melt the butter in a pan and pour half of this onto the breadcrumbs.
  4. Add the remaining butter to a frying pan and fry the chestnuts over a high heat until lightly browned.
  5. Tip into the bowl with the breadcrumbs. Add the apricots, onion and parsley to the bowl. Season with salt and pepper.
  6. Turn into a buttered, shallow ovenproof dish and bake in a preheated oven for about 25-30 minutes until crisp and hot right through.
Notes
Cool and cover the dish with foil, freeze until Christmas Eve.

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