Apple, Pancetta & Pecan Stuffing

Apple, Pancetta & Pecan Stuffing
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A deliciously soft, subtly savory stuffing with a herbs finish.

 

Shopping list at a glance: pancetta, onion, celery, Granny Smith apple, pecans, sourdough bread, chicken broth, Coq Au Vin blend

From your pantry at a glance: olive oil, garlic, 

Apple, Pancetta & Pecan Stuffing
Prep Time: 15m, Cook Time: 4 hours LOW / 2 hours HIGH, Servings: 8
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Ingredients
  1. 1 tbsp olive oil
  2. 2 oz pancetta, cubed
  3. 1 1/2 cups / 1 medium onion, diced
  4. 1/2 cup / 1 medium celery stalk, diced
  5. 2 tsp / 4 cloves garlic, minced
  6. 1/2 tsp oregano, dried
  7. 1/2 tsp thyme, dried
  8. 1/2 tsp black pepper, ground
  9. 1 1/2 cups / 1 large Granny Smith apple, diced
  10. 1 cup / 4 oz Pecan pieces
  11. 5 cups stale sourdough bread, 1" cubes
  12. 2 cups chicken broth
Instructions
  1. in a medium saucepan over a medium heat add the oil and pancetta & sauté for 2 minutes
  2. add the onion, celery and garlic to the pancetta and soften for a further 3 minutes
  3. stir in the oregano, thyme and black pepper and transfer the mixture to the slow cooker
  4. add the apple, pecans and bread to the slow cooker
  5. stir the broth into the mixture and ensure that all the bread is moistened
  6. cover and cook on HIGH for 2 hours or LOW for 4 hours
Notes
  1. Thanksgiving made easy!
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