Bacon and Apple Stuffing Muffins

A fun twist on tradition turns everyone’s favorite Thanksgiving side into stuffing muffins! Savory, comforting, and perfectly portioned, get ready for a new holiday winner!

Yield: 10-12 stuffing muffins

Ingredients

  • 1 loaf (16 ounces) day-old white bread, cut in small cubes
  • 8 ounces bacon
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 2 stalks celery, diced
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 teaspoons fresh sage, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme leaves
  • 1 Granny Smith apple, cored and diced
  • 1 egg, slightly beaten
  • 1/2 - 3/4 cup low-sodium chicken stock

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Grease a Farberware purECOok Hybrid Ceramic Nonstick 12-cup muffin pan . Place cubed bread in a large mixing bowl and set aside.
  2. Sauté bacon in a Farberware purECOok Ceramic Nonstick 10-inch skillet over medium-high heat, until brown and crisp. Transfer bacon to paper towels and drain. Pour off all but 2 tablespoons of drippings from skillet. Add diced onion, celery, salt, pepper, sage and thyme to skillet and cook over medium heat for about 4 minutes, making sure to scrape up all those brown bits around the pan. Add diced apple and continue to cook for another 4-5 minutes, until onions and celery are softened. Pour mixture over cubed bread.
  3. Cut bacon into bite-size pieces, add to the cubed bread, and toss. Pour melted butter over the mixture and toss. Add egg followed by 1/2 cup chicken stock and toss thoroughly. If you need more liquid, add a spoon of stock at a time until you get the right consistency - the mixture should be moist.
  4. Using an ice cream scoop, divide stuffing evenly into prepared muffin tin and bake for 35-40 minutes, until tops are golden. Allow to cool for 5-10 minutes. Serve hot.
  • Yield: 10-12 stuffing muffins
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NOTE: Recipe created exclusively for Farberware® Cookware by recipe developer, pastry chef and food blogger partner, Meghan McGarry, of Buttercream Blondie.