Cook it Up Southern Style…..
I don’t generally post recipes on Sundays, but I thought with Thanksgiving just a few days away I should share another Thanksgiving recipe before the big day arrives. (Plus, this will make up for me not posting on Thanksgiving.) Then on Wednesday I will make sure to do a quick Thanksgiving recipe round up so nobody misses out on any of the sweet, or savory, recipes that I’ve shared this year. Whether you are having a big feast or a tiny intimate get together, there will be something in the mix for you!
Ok, so I’m not originally a southern girl. Growing up my mom made traditional bread stuffing with celery, giblets, and apples. It was one of my absolutely favorite parts of the Thanksgiving, and Christmas, meal right alongside the green bean casserole. (I’m not sure that I liked one or the other more, but together they were just perfection!) When I moved to Texas I learned that they don’t eat that kind of stuffing, and I fell in love with cornbread stuffing. I don’t know that I like one better than the other, but they are both unique in their own way. I could probably have both on the table and eat some of each! Since I am the only one in my little family that likes stuffing of any kind I made this recipe to serve two. One serving for Thanksgiving Day, and one serving for the day after. 😉
I threw together some corn bread muffins (The recipe will follow), and the recipe is small since you only need two to make the stuffing. Now I really like sweet and savory together, but some people might find these corn bread muffins to be to sweet. So, if you like yours a little less sweet, dial back the Truvia. I also used apples, just like my mom use to in the bread stuffing. I know, that isn’t traditional southern style, but are any of my recipes truly traditional?! There isn’t anything complicated about this recipe, it just brings together a nice marriage of sweet and savory. It is missing sage (The store was completely out) so I used oregano instead, but if you are a sage fan, go for it. Maybe this stuffing will turn out to be a tradition in your family and grace your table for years to come. During this celebration enjoy being with those you love, remember those who can’t be with you, and sit back, relax, and enjoy!
Cornbread Stuffing with Apples
By Angie Gouchenour
½ Tablespoon light butter
½ small red apple (I used gala) – chopped with peel
1/3 cup celery – chopped
1/3 cup sweet onion – chopped
2 cornbread muffins – crumbled
½ cup chicken broth
Pinch of salt
Dash of pepper
1/8 teaspoon dried oregano
1/8 teaspoon onion powder
Pre heat oven to 350’f
On medium heat melt butter in a small pan
Sautee apple, celery, and onion until onion is translucent
Stir in crumbled cornbread and chicken broth and seasonings
Spoon into 10 ounce ramekin and bake on a cookie sheet for 30 minutes
Remove and serve!
1 serving 115 calories