Apple and Chestnut Stuffing

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Apple and Chestnut Stuffing

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

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 pepper
  • Cooking spray

Directions

  1. 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.

  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. In a large bowl add stuffing then add all other ingredients.

  6. Take your baking dish and coat with cooking spray or spread with butter or oil.Bake for 25-30 minutes.

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

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