Sweet and savory, this rich stuffing is accented with aromatic vegetables, sage and dried cherries. Serve with roast turkey, pork or chicken.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
1. Preheat oven to 350˚F. Toss cubed Bauducco Panettone with olive oil. Arrange in single layer on large baking sheet; bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until golden. Let cool completely. Transfer to large bowl.
2. Meanwhile, melt butter in large skillet set over medium heat; cook onion, fennel, carrot, celery, sage, thyme, salt and pepper for 5 to 8 minutes or until vegetables are slightly softened. Stir in wine, cherries and apricots; cook for 5 to 8 minutes or most of the wine evaporates. Let cool slightly.
3. Toss together toasted Bauducco Panettone, vegetable mixture, eggs, Parmesan and parsley. Gradually stir in enough broth until stuffing is moistened but not soggy. Transfer to greased 13- x 9-inch baking dish.
4. Bake for 20 to 30 minutes or until set in center and golden on top. Let stand for 5 minutes before serving.
If desired, add 1/3 cup diced pancetta, bacon, or 1 Italian sausage (casing removed) to skillet when cooking vegetables.
For make-ahead, assemble the dish. Cover and refrigerate for up to 24 hours. Bake, adjusting cooking time as needed.