Chestnut, Prune, and Pancetta Stuffing


epicurious
120 mins (prep 45)
13 ingredients
12 servings
There's lots of bold flavor in this hearty stuffing, which, though inspired by a classic Italian combination, happens to work in perfect concert with everything on the American holiday table. Baking it in a wide dish yields plenty of crusty top for everyone.

Categories:  winter , italian , stuffing~dressing , american , fall , christmas , thanksgiving ,
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Ingredients

  • 1 (1 1/2-lb) sourdough loaf, cut into 1/3-inch dice (18 cups)
  • 1 lb coarsely chopped pancetta slices (about 3 cups)
  • 1 stick (1/2 cup) unsalted butter, cut into tablespoons
  • 3 cups chopped celery (5 to 6 ribs)
  • 4 cups chopped onions (2 large)
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh sage
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 3 (7- to 8-oz) jars peeled cooked whole chestnuts, halved (4 cups)
  • 3/4 lb pitted prunes (2 cups), quartered
  • 5 cups turkey stock , heated to liquefy, or reduced-sodium chicken broth (40 fl oz)
  • 4 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • special equipment: a 4-quart shallow ovenproof baking dish (15 by 10 by 2 inches)

Nutrition

Serving Size (100.77 g)
Servings 12
Amount per Serving
Calories 170.08 Calories from Fat 81.81
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 9.09g 167.75%
Saturated Fat 2.75g 164.79%
Trans Fat 0.0g %
Cholesterol 74.92mg 299.69%
Sodium 1382.04mg 691.02%
Total Carbohydrate 1.66g 6.64%
Dietary Fiber 0.15 g 7.23%
Sugars 1.11 g %
Protein 19.05g 457.15%
Vitamin A 9.01IU% Vitamin C 0.0mg%
Calcium 40.52mg% Iron 1.25mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
 
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
coarsely chopped pancetta, chopped celery, chopped onions, chopped fresh sage, pitted prunes, large eggs, a, special equipment, baking
 

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