Apricot & hazelnut stuffing

Apricot & hazelnut stuffing

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Prep: 15 mins Cook in the turkey or separately for 30 mins

Easy

Makes about 16 balls
Fantasic as part of the meal - so much more than just a stuffing for the turkey

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal124
  • fat7g
  • saturates2g
  • carbs14g
  • sugars5g
  • fibre1g
  • protein3g
  • salt0.28g
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Ingredients

  • 2 large onion, chopped
    Onion

    Onion

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    Onions are endlessly versatile and an essential ingredient in countless recipes. Native to Asia…

  • 50g butter
    Butter

    Butter

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    Butter is made when lactic-acid producing bacteria are added to cream and churned to make an…

  • 50g hazelnut, roughly chopped
    Hazelnuts

    Hazelnut

    hay-zl-nut

    Grown in Europe and the US, hazelnuts are encased in a smooth, hard brown shell but are most…

  • 140g ready-to-eat dried apricot, chopped
  • 175g fresh white breadcrumb
  • 20g pack parsley, chopped
    Parsley

    Parsley

    par-slee

    One of the most ubiquitous herbs in British cookery, parsley is also popular in European and…

  • finely grated zest of 1 lemon
    Lemon

    Lemon

    le-mon

    Oval in shape, with a pronouced bulge on one end, lemons are one of the most versatile fruits…

  • 1 egg, beaten
    Eggs

    Egg

    egg

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  • olive oil, for drizzling
    olive oil

    Olive oil

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Method

  1. Fry onions in the butter. Stir in nuts; fry until golden. Remove from the heat, add apricots, breadcrumbs, parsley and lemon zest. Mix in the egg and season. Use half to stuff the neck end of the turkey; shape the rest into balls.

  2. Put the balls in a buttered baking dish, then drizzle with oil. Bake for 30 mins until golden, or roast them around the turkey.

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smvega
19th Jan, 2016
3.8
This recipe is so delicious, but I actually used three large eggs instead of one as the mixture was pretty dry and wouldn't hold together with just one egg. But I would definitely make this again.
Marvachef
29th Dec, 2015
I made this for Christmas this year and everyone loved it. I couldn't use eggs so used milk instead to bind the mixture and it worked very well. Will make this again next year.
jmj
3rd Dec, 2015
Excellent recipe. I made it as a loaf and added 2 eggs to make it bind.
bingylala72
24th Dec, 2014
I make this every year. Quick and easy. Today I'm using chopped cashews and just half a beaten egg. Also, I try to roll each one lightly as the breadcrumbs can go a little doughy. Watch they don't burn otherwise the apricots go rock hard!
fatsusie
20th Nov, 2014
5.05
Excellent Vegetarian Stuffing Recipe. I have always made 3 stuffings for Christmas and this has been a standard every year since 2006. I'll be making it again this year!
loopydingdong
26th Dec, 2013
Made again after success last year. Used walnuts instead of hazelnuts, added thyme into the breadcrumbs, and half way through cooking crushed two gloves of garlic through the mix and added a few sprigs of rosemary. Was delicious but may add another egg (just yolk) next time as didn't hold together well
west1871
17th Feb, 2013
3.05
Ok recipe but definitely prefer my old nigella recipe with pork sage and onion, won't be making again
katiehprism
11th Feb, 2013
5.05
Very nice recipe will do again. I did tweek a few ingredients, for eg used sage instead of parsley and used less hazelnuts. Just went by sight and taste when mixing up ingredients.
smellyreddog
2nd Feb, 2013
4.05
VERY NICE HOT OR COLD WITH LEFT OVER MEAT WILL MAKE AGAIN
kimbo84
19th Jan, 2013
I had some left after Christmas. Was so nice I froze it and having as a veggie nut toast tonight.

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vitazapo
3rd Nov, 2013
Hello! I was wondering if I was able to make these using gluten free breadcrumbs and if so, if I need to add any more ingredients. Thank you in advance!
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