Monday, December 5, 2011

Caramelized Autumn Fruit Stuffing

I'm not a huge stuffing fan. It's okay but it's not something I love or even make well. The few times I've made it, it's either not done enough or too soggy. 

But this stuffing, my friends, rocked my world.  I'm ashamed to admit how much I ate.  Well, not too ashamed. It was really worth it.

The flavors went perfect together! I used a gluten free bread but you can use whatever kind you'd like. 

Caramelized Autumn Fruit Stuffing Recipe
Adapted from How Sweet it Is

1 large butternut squash, chopped
2 apples, chopped
2 pears, chopped
5 tbsp. butter
1 tsp. salt
1 tbsp. cinnamon
6 - 8 slices of bread (I used gluten free)
1 tbsp. brown sugar

Add squash, apples and pears with 1 tbsp. butter in a hot pan.  Toss with cinnamon and salt. Stir a few times to coat and combine.  Let caramelize, stirring occasionally for about 15 - 20 minutes. 

While the fruit is caramelizing, toast bread. Cut into cubes that are about the same size as the fruit.  Place in a large bowl.

Once fruit is caramelized, add to a bowl with bread.  Mix to combine. 

Spoon stuffing into a 9 x 13 in. pan. Melt the remaining butter and stir in the brown sugar. Pour butter over stuffing.  Bake for about 20 minutes. 

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  1. That looks so delicious! I love stuffing, and it is hard to stop at one serving!

    Woot on winning! I'll send you an email shortly.

  2. Mmmmm just the sort of flavours that I would love. On my 'to do' list. Thanks. Diane

  3. This really sounds delicious. I love the food and recipes you share with your readers. I enjoyed the time I spent here and I'll definitely be back. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

  4. This is fabulous; all these ingredients must simply melt together to charm your tastebuds; love it.

  5. Well, that looks very different and fun. Me....I am a big fan of stuffing and I love to try new ones.

  6. This is being featured, this week, at My Meatless Mondays. This is a novel and delicious sounding dish.

  7. Wow, this looks great! Thanks for sharing with the Hearth and Soul blog hop!