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Marie's Holiday Cranberry Raisin Crouton Stuffing

Delightful Seasoned Crouton Turkey Stuffing

Ingredients

4 cup Seasoned Croutons (Seasoned, see recipe, 4 to 5 cups)
2 cup Fresh or Frozen Cranberries
1 1⁄2 cup Dried Raisins
1 cup Chopped Celery
1 cup Chopped Sweet Onion
1⁄2 cup Julienne Carrots Chopped
6 tbsp Unsalted Butter
1 1⁄2 cup Granny Smith Apple (Peeled, Cored and Chopped)
3⁄4 cup chopped parsley
1 tsp Ground Sage
  dash Salt & pepper to taste (Optional, croutons are already seasoned)
2 cup Chicken Broth (Fresh or store bought 2 to 3 cups)
15 slice Martini Olives (Green with Pimento)
1 cup Sliced Black Olives
3 clove Fresh Garlic sliced
1⁄3 cup Marsala Cooking Wine (Optional)

Instructions

Heat a large sauté pan or a wok on medium heat. Melt 3 tbsp butter, sauté the onions and garlic. Add Marsala cooking wine and cook for 2 minutes. Add celery, carrots, green apple, raisins, cranberries, green and black olives. Stir and cook for 5 minutes. Add the additional 3 tbsp of butter and the seasoned croutons. Mix well. Add the parsley and 1 cup of the chicken stock (enough to keep the croutons moist). Add sage, (salt & pepper to taste optional – croutons already seasoned). Add another 1 cup of stock and mix well. Heat for 10 minutes. Stir regularly. If too dry, add remaining cup of stock slowly, making sure not to make it soggy. Ready to use as stuffing – caution: stuffing is hot, use a large spoon to stuff the turkey. Follow Turkey instructions for baking. Baste the stuffing when basting the turkey.

Notes

The butter can be substituted for olive oil.