Appalachian Cornbread Dressing

Appalachian Cornbread Dressing
Servings: 6 Prep 15 mins Bake 350°F 30 mins Cook 5 mins

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) lightly salted butter
  • 1/2 cup pecans, chopped
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced scallions (4 or 5 scallions)
  • 1/2 pound finely diced ham (about 1-1/2 cups)
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh thyme
  • 1/4 cup chopped flat-leaf Italian parsley
  • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 4 cups crumbled stale corn muffins (three 6-ounce muffins)
  • 1 cup canned chicken broth
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten

Make It

1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F.

2. Heat 2 tablespoons of the butter in large skillet over medium-high heat. Add pecans; saute 2 minutes or until lightly browned. Add scallions and ham; cook 1 minute. Lower heat to medium; stir in thyme, parsley and pepper; cook 2 to 3 minutes. Remove from heat. Stir in remaining butter until melted.

3. Place corn-muffin crumbs in bowl. Stir in pecan mixture, broth and egg. Spoon dressing into a 2-1/2-quart casserole dish.

4. Bake in 350 degrees F oven for 30 minutes or until instant-read thermometer inserted in center registers 160 degrees F.