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Healthy Dried Fig and Apricot Stuffing

This Thanksgiving, mix up your holiday supper with this Healthy Dried Fig and Apricot Stuffing. With a unique fusion of flavors, this Thanksgiving stuffing recipe will deliver a hearty but satisfying dish filled with the best fall fruits.

Ingredients
  • 5 1/2 cups chunks or slices of hard whole wheat bread
  • 1 tablespoon margarine
  • 1 1/4 cup minced onion
  • 2 minced garlic cloves
  • 2 1/2 cups boiling water
  • 3/4 cup chopped dried figs
  • 1/2 cup chopped dried apricots
  • 4 tablespoons minced fresh rosemary
  • 4 tablespoons minced fresh thyme
  • salt to taste
  • freshly ground black pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Put the whole wheat bread chunks in a bowl and put to the side.
     
  2. In a small saucepan, melt the margarine. Add the onions and garlic and saute for about 3 minutes or until translucent.
     
  3. Add the boiling water and pour the mixture over the bread.Turn the pieces to make sure they are all soaked. Let stand until the bread is cool enough to handle and the water has been absorbed (10 to 15 minutes).
     
  4. Form a thick paste by squeezing the bread in your hands, further breaking it down.
     
  5. Add the herbs, fruits, salt and pepper and continue squeezing to add them into the paste. 
Notes

Yield 3 cups; enough to stuff a 7 lb turkey breast or a 12-14 pound turkey.

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