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Janis' Turkey Dressing Recipe

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Janis Richardson
Added: Monday, April 28, 2008


4 cups cornbread, broken into small pieces
4 cups white bread, broken into small pieces
4 cups Pepperridge Farm stuffing mix (mix of cornbread and herb varieties)
1 cup chopped mushrooms (optional)
4 cups chopped onions
2 cups chopped celery
3 carrots, grated
1 stick of unsalted butter, melted
2-3 eggs
1 tablespoon thyme
Salt and pepper to taste
Dash to cayenne pepper
1 cup dried cranberries or dried cherries (optional)
1 cup slivered almonds (optional)
3-4 cups chicken broth

Preheat oven to 375.

Placed crumbled bread in a very large bowl. Sauce onion in butter about five minutes or until translucent. Add carrots, celery, thyme and cayenne. Cook over medium heat until vegetables are soft, 5-10 minutes.
If using mushrooms, add them now and cook for 3-5 minutes. Season vegetables with salt and pepper.

Mix eggs in broth.

Add cooked vegetables to bread. If using dried fruit and nuts, add them now.

Pour most of the broth mixture over the vegetables and toss to moisten. If needed, add more broth (mixture should be moist but not wet).

Pour into casserole that has been sprayed with Pam. Cover with foil and bake 30 minutes. Check mixture to see if it is as moist as desired - add more broth if needed. Remove foil and bake for another 15-30 minutes or until dressing is hot and top is beginning to brown.

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