Donna’s Apple Apricot Bread Dressing

This has a wonderful combination of flavors and it is lower in fat and calories than most bread dressings or stuffings.

1 tablespoon canola oil
1 large onion, finely chopped
1/2 cup dried apricot halves, each cut in 4 pieces
1 large apple, peeled, cored, and chopped
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon cloves
1/2 teaspoon savory or thyme
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 1/2 cups fat-free chicken broth
4 cups herb-seasoned stuffing cubes

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Butter a 2 quart oven-proof bowl. In a medium skillet, heat oil. Add onions and cook over medium heat until lightly brown. Add apricot pieces, apples, cinnamon, cloves, savory, and salt. Cook 5 minutes. Add chicken broth. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes. In a large bowl, combine fruit mixture and stuffing cubes. Gently mix with a spoon. Place mixture in oven-proof bowl. Cover and bake for 40 – 50 minutes or until heated through and slightly brown on the bottom.

Serves 6

Nutritional Information per serving:
Calories 210
Fat, gm. 3
Protein, gm. 6
Carb. gm. 39
Cholesterol, mg. 0
Fiber, gm. 2.1