Apricot & pecan stuffing balls

These vegetarian stuffing balls are perfect to accompany a Sunday roast or Christmas turkey.

  • Vegetarian
  • Christmas


25g butter
1 tbsp olive oil
2 onions, finely chopped
4 cloves garlic, crushed
2 x 200g bags Cooks' Ingredients Soft
White Breadcrumbs
100g Waitrose LOVE Life Pecans, chopped
Grated zest and juice of 2 Clementines
50g Waitrose LOVE Life Soft Apricots, chopped
20g pack fresh thyme, leaves only, finely chopped
2 medium Waitrose British Blacktail Free Range Eggs, beaten 


1. Preheat the oven to 180ÂșC, gas mark 4.
Melt the butter with the oil in a large frying
pan and cook the onions and garlic until softened. Tip into a bowl and cool slightly.

2. Stir in the breadcrumbs and remaining ingredients until combined. Season well.

3. Using damp hands, roll pieces of stuffing into 20 golf ball-sized balls. Either arrange them around the turkey for its final 30-40 minutes of cooking, or place on a baking sheet lined with non-stick baking parchment and bake for 20 minutes until golden and crisp.

Apricot & pecan stuffing balls
  • Preparation time: 15 minutes
  • Cooking time: 20-30 minutes
  • Total time: 45 minutes 45 minutes

Serves: 8 (20 balls)

Nutritional Info

Typical values per serving:

Energy 1468.584kJ
Fat 15.4g
Saturated Fat 3.1g
Carbohydrate 44.5g
Sugars 6.8g
Salt 0.4g

Protein: 8.7g

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This recipe was first published in Wed Oct 02 14:57:00 BST 2013.