Savory Fruit Stuffing

Ingredients

  • 4 to 6 slices bacon (about 3-oz.)
  • 1 cup sliced green onions
  • 1/4 cup chopped green bell pepper
  • 1 (8-oz.) package herb seasoned stuffing mix
  • 1 cup Sun-Maid California Peaches, chopped
  • 1/2 cup Sun-Maid Chopped Dates
  • 1 egg, slightly beaten
  • 1-1/4 to 1-1/2 cups water
  • 1 (4 to 5 lb.) roasting chicken (if desired)
  • Directions:

    COOK bacon in a large skillet until crisp. Drain on paper towel; crumble. Reserve drippings in skillet.
    SAUTE green onions and pepper in drippings until tender-crisp, about 3 minutes.
    ADD stuffing mix, bacon, peaches, dates and egg to onion mixture. Stir in 1-1/4 to 1-1/2 cups water to make a lightly moistened mixture.
    If desired, SPOON some of the stuffing into the chicken; close with skewers or tie with string. Roast chicken at 350 F for 1 hour and 30 minutes or until meat thermometer registers 175 F.

    Alternative: SPOON stuffing into a lightly greased baking dish. Cover and bake at 350 F for 40 minutes or until heated through.
     
    Makes 6 servings.

    Nutrients per Serving: Calories 360; Protein 7g; Fat 11g (Sat. Fat 3g); Carbohydrate 58g; Dietary Fiber 5g; Cholesterol 50mg; Sodium 860mg