Apple Pecan Dressing

Cook this apple pecan dressing in a baking dish or right in the bird!

1 cup chicken broth
1/2 cup chopped celery
1/3 cup chopped onion
4 tablespoons butter
1/2 teaspoon salt
4 cups dry wheat bread cubes, about 8 slices
2 medium apples, peeled, cored, and finely chopped
1/2 cup chopped pecans
1 teaspoon ground sage
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon pepper


In a small saucepan, combine chicken broth, celery, onion, butter, and salt. Bring to a boil; reduce heat, cover, and simmer until vegetables are tender (about 5 to 7 minutes).
In a large mixing bowl, combine bread cubes, chopped apples, chopped pecans, sage, cinnamon, and pepper.
Pour broth and vegetable mixture over the bread cubes. Gently stir to moisten. Spoon into a greased 1 1/2-quart casserole. Bake, covered, at 350° for 25 to 30 minutes. May also use as a stuffing for an 8 to 10 pound turkey.