Sorry about that S.A.T. flashback. It's not easy to post dressing recipes this time of year, because of the annoying fact that they have two names - dressing and stuffing. They're the same recipe, except stuffing gets cooked in the turkey, and dressing bakes in a casserole dish separately.
I fear that if I call it a Pecan and Apricot Stuffing, then someone searching for a delicious dressing recipe won't find it, and visa versa. I tend to go with stuffing since dressing is also something we put on salads, and that adds another level of confusion. Thus concludes my stuffing and/or dressing rant.
By the way, I'm going to repost this video recipe in July and remind you that dressing/stuffing is a great and easy side dish, and there is no reason to only eat it at holiday meals. Think of all the stale bread that goes in the trash in an average year. I estimate it to be about 570 pounds per person (this is just a guess and could be a little off). Enjoy…and not just at Thanksgiving!
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1 loaf (1 pound) sourdough bread
1/2 stick (1/4 cup) butter
1 cup diced onions
1 cup diced celery
2 cups chicken broth
1 teaspoon rubbed sage
1 teaspoon herb de provence (or other dry herb blend)
4 oz dried apricots, diced
1 cup toasted pecan halves, chopped
1 egg, beaten
salt and fresh ground black pepper to taste