Apple Pecan Stuffing

13 c. sourdough bread, cut into cubes

3 c. rye bread, cut into cubes
3 c. pumpernickel bread, cut into cubes
4 Tbsp. Mushroom & Sage Olive Oil (or try our Ginger Pressato Olive Oil)
1 each yellow onion, peeled and minced
1 each bulb fennel, diced
3 apples (red, yellow and green), cored and diced
2/3 c. pecan halves, chopped
1/2 c. Smeralda Green Apple White Balsamic
2 c. chicken or turkey stock
2 eggs
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. cracked black pepper
fresh sage, chopped

Preheat oven to 350°F. Place bread cubes on baking sheets and toast in the oven until crispy, about 10 minutes. Remove from the oven and set aside to cool.
Heat oil in a large skillet. Once hot, add onion, fennel, and apples. Sauté until tender, about 3-4 minutes. Remove from the heat. 

Place bread cubes and veggies in a large bowl. In a separate bowl, combine vinegar, stock, eggs, salt, and pepper, whisk to combine. Pour mixture over the other ingredients and toss to combine. Transfer stuffing to a casserole or baking dish and cover with foil.

Place in the oven and bake for 30 minutes. Remove foil and continue to bake for another 30 minutes, until topping is crisp. Top stuffing with chopped sage before serving.

Serves 4 - 6

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