Savory California Fig & Walnut Dressing

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Valley Fig Growers

Savory California Fig & Walnut Dressing

A Thanksgiving dressing recipe is a beloved holiday side dish. What makes this Thanksgiving dressing a keeper is the combination of walnuts and dried figs.
Valley Fig Growers
Servings 21 servings


  • 4 tablespoons margarine
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped onion
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped apple
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped celery
  • 1 tablespoon poultry seasoning
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons finely grated orange peel
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground sage
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons dried thyme leaves
  • 12 cups unseasoned dry bread cubes
  • 2 1/2 cups coarsely chopped Orchard Choice or Sun-Maid California Figs
  • 1/2 pound mild Italian sausage links cooked and chopped
  • 1 cup walnut pieces toasted
  • 1 1/4 cups white wine
  • 1 1/4 cups chicken broth
  • Salt to taste


  • Heat oven to 350°In large deep skillet or Dutch oven, cook margarine, onion, apple and celery over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until onion is soft. Remove from heat; add poultry seasoning, orange peel, sage and thyme. Stir in remaining ingredients, adding enough wine and chicken broth to moisten. Blend well. Place in buttered 13-x-9-inch baking dish or large casserole. Cover and bake for 45 minutes; remove cover and continue baking 15 minutes until heated through and top is crisp. Or, spoon stuffing into cavities of a 12- to 15-pound turkey; roast as desired.

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