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Fruit & nut stuffing

Fruit & nut stuffing

Packed with cranberries, apricots, walnuts and hazelnuts, these delicious stuffing bites are sure to be a crowd-pleaser alongside any roast dinner. 

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  • Serves8
  • CourseAccompaniment
  • Prepare15 mins
  • Cook25 mins
  • Total time40 mins

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  • 50g butter, plus extra for greasing
  • 3 shallots, finely chopped
  • 75g fresh cranberries, chopped
  • 75g dried apricots, chopped
  • 50g walnuts, chopped
  • 50g hazelnuts, chopped
  • 20ml pack fresh thyme, leaves only, chopped
  • 125g fresh breadcrumbs


  1. Preheat the oven to 200°C, gas mark 6. Melt the butter in a frying pan, add all the ingredients except the breadcrumbs and fry for 2–3 minutes.

  2. Cool slightly then mix into the breadcrumbs with 3 tbsp water. Roll into 16 balls and place on a greased baking tray.

  3. Bake in the preheated oven for 15–20 minutes until golden.

Cook’s tip

Make the stuffing balls to the end of step 2, cover and chill for up to 2 days.

To freeze: make to the end of step 2, cover and freeze on the tray. Transfer the balls to a freezer bag and freeze for up to 2 weeks. Defrost thoroughly, then cook on a greased tray as above.


Typical values per serving when made using specific products in recipe


778kJ/ 187kcals



Saturated Fat












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