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Thanksgiving Recipe: Cornbread Dressing with Pancetta, Apples, and Mushrooms

Thanksgiving Recipe: Cornbread Dressing with Pancetta, Apples, and Mushrooms

Enjoy a delicious Thanksgiving with this recipe for cornbread dressing with pancetta, apples, and mushrooms.

Thanksgiving is just around the corner, but you might not want to wait until then to try this delicious recipe for cornbread dressing with pancetta, apples, and mushrooms! To make it, you’ll need:

  • 4 cups of cornbread cubes (you can make this yourself by dicing cornbread)
  • 4 cups of French bread cubes (see above)
  • 4 cups of artisan bread cubes (see above)
  • 32 ounces of crimini or white button mushrooms
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon of kosher salt
  • 4 tablespoons of canola oil
  • ½ pound of diced pancetta
  • 2 cups of diced onion
  • 5 tablespoons of brown sugar
  • 5 diced Granny Smith apples
  • 1 cup of white wine
  • 32 fluid ounces of chicken broth
  • 1 teaspoon of ground thyme
  • 2 teaspoons of minced rosemary
  • ½ teaspoon of turmeric

Let the bread cubes sit out overnight to dry.

Preheat your oven to 500 degrees F.

Toss your mushrooms in ½ teaspoons of salt and oil, then arrange on baking sheets and roast for 20 minutes, stirring after 10 minutes. Set the roasted mushrooms aside.

Reduce your oven to 375 degrees F.

Heat a large skillet over medium-high. Cook the pancetta until it is golden brown and the fat is rendered. Set aside. Add the onions to the skillet and brown. Turn the heat up to high and add the brown sugar, ½ teaspoon of salt, and apples. Cook until golden brown (3 to 5 minutes). Set aside.

Turn the skillet down to medium heat and add the chicken broth, thyme, rosemary, turmeric, and remaining salt. Cook until warm, then remove from the heat.

Pour the bread cubes into a large bowl and toss them with the remaining ingredients. Pour into a large baking dish and bake until golden brown (20 to 25 minutes). Then enjoy warm!

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