People still make turkeys (cornish game hens, etc) for Christmas, so stuffing is useful. Unless you're making ham. Then I can't help you. Torie brought this to our annual Thanksgiving feast, which is a meat meal so dairy is out in the side dishes. She de-cowed this recipe and it turned out to be really tasty and interesting, especially to someone like me who is used to conventional bread stuffing. A nice combination of sweet and tangy. I have included the cornbread-from-scratch recipe as well although that's just kind of crazy if you're in a time crunch. She used Trader Joe's cornbread mix and it worked well. I generally use Jiffy mix when I'm making plain cornbread but it's so low-key it doesn't seem robust enough for stuffing. Somehow, I suspect this recipe may be endorsed for people with extremely busy home lives....
Cornbread Cranberry Stuffing (Serves 10-12)
Cornbread (recipe below)
4 Tbsp Earth Balance
1 Small Onion, diced (about 1 cup)
4 Celery Stalks, diced (about 1 cup)
1/2 Tsp Salt
1 Tsp Fresh Thyme
1 Cup Vegetable Broth
2 Eggs, whisked
1/2 Cup Dried Cranberries
1. Preheat oven to 350 F.
2. Break apart cornbread into chunks and place onto a baking sheet. Toast in the oven for 10 minutes until dried out.
3. In a sauté pan heat the Earth Balance and then sauté the onions, celery, salt and thyme for 8 minutes until tender.
4. Whisk the vegetable broth and egg in a bowl until combined.
5. Place the toasted cornbread pieces, the onion celery mixture and egg mixture in a large bowl with the cranberries and toss to combine.
6. Place stuffing in a greased 7 x 11 baking dish and bake for 45 minutes.
7. Cool & serve.
1 Cup Corn Meal
1 Cup Flour
2 Tbsp Sugar
1 Tbsp Baking Powder
1 Tsp Salt
1 Cup Non-dairy milk
1/3 Cup Vegetable Oil
1 Large Egg, whisked
1. Preheat oven to 400 F.
2. Combine the first 5 ingredients in a bowl.
3. Whisk the milk, oil, and egg in another bowl.
4. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir until blended.
5. Pour batter into a greased 8 x 8 baking dish and bake for 20-25 minutes.