Apple and pear herb stuffing

07 November 2017

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No British Christmas dinner is complete without stuffing and a good selection of vegetables. If you work with what is in season you can find a wide variety of British fruit and vegetables to accompany your British turkey. To complement your meal select a delicious British wine.


  • 900g of cubed bread
  • ½ stick (4 tablespoons) of butter
  • 1 large diced red onion
  • 4 stalks of celery, cut finely
  • 2 seasonal British apples and 2 green pears peeled cored and sliced in to wedges, then diced
  • 1 tablespoon of parsley and rosemary and ground thyme
  • 2 tablespoons of sea salt
  • 2 teaspoons of coarse black pepper
  • 250ml chicken stock


  1. Place the cubed bread on a baking sheet.
  2. Bake for approximately eight minutes at 190°C (375°F) gas mark five.
  3. In a saucepan, melt butter and add the herbs, pepper, salt and vegetables. Add fruit, then sauté the mixture for about ten minutes.
  4. Add extra butter if the mixture becomes dry during heating. After ten minutes, the mixture should be soft.
  5. Blend the bread to create crumbs, combine with the contents of the pan and then add chicken stock. Stuff your turkey!

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