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Apple and Chestnut Stuffing

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This Apple and Chestnut Stuffing is really delicious. I made it to go with my apple spice pork tenderloin and the flavors were perfect together.

To make this a paleo recipe just omit the stuffing and add cubed sweet potatoes! I also Like to use my Olivia’s Croutons - traditional style stuffing! So yummy….

I used fresh chestnuts but you can purchase canned as well.
 

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Notes

Note: I like to add a few dabs of butter on top of the stuffing mixture before baking!

Ingredients

  • 1 Cup fresh chestnuts, chopped
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 2 links sausage (pork, chicken or turkey)
  • 3 Tablespoons unsalted butter, divided
  • 2 apples, cored and chopped
  • 1 small yellow onion, finely chopped (1/2 cup)
  • 1 celery stalk, chopped
  • 1 Cup apple cider
  • 2 Cups stuffing mix
  • 3 Tablespoons freshly chopped sage
  • 1 Teaspoon bell seasoning
  • 1 Teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 Teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • Cooking spray

Directions

Directions

Take the fresh chestnuts and with a sharp paring knife cut an “X” for an incision through the shell. Add cold water to a sauce pan and add chestnuts and bring to a boil. Let it boil for 5 minutes. Remove from water and remove skin immediately. If you are not going to remove right away keep in hot water. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large saute pan over medium heat. Add a little olive oil and sausages; cook until done (about 8 minutes). Let cool and chop. Wipe the pan and add 1 tablespoon butter over medium heat. Add chestnuts, apple, onion and celery. Saute for 7 minutes. Add chopped sausage and combine then add apple cider and 2 tablespoons of butter then remove from heat. In a large bowl add stuffing then add all other ingredients. Take your baking dish and coat with cooking spray or spread with butter or oil. Bake for 25-30 minutes.

Nutritional Facts
Servings6
Calories Per Serving324
Total Fat16g25%
Sugar12gN/A
Saturated6g28%
Cholesterol21mg7%
Protein5g9%
Carbs42g14%
Vitamin A67µg7%
Vitamin B60.3mg14.3%
Vitamin C15mg25%
Vitamin D0.2µg0.1%
Vitamin E1mg7%
Vitamin K78µg97%
Calcium107mg11%
Fiber4g16%
Folate (food)48µgN/A
Folate equivalent (total)74µg19%
Folic acid16µgN/A
Iron2mg14%
Magnesium41mg10%
Monounsaturated7gN/A
Niacin (B3)2mg11%
Phosphorus67mg10%
Polyunsaturated2gN/A
Potassium374mg11%
Riboflavin (B2)0.1mg8.1%
Sodium438mg18%
Thiamin (B1)0.2mg14.8%
Trans0.2gN/A
Zinc0.7mg4.8%