Any Thanksgiving dinner will be incomplete without a pecan cornbread dressing. Today, I am going to show you how you can easily make it at home.
To make this recipe, I will recommend you to use stale cornbread, not a fresh one. This will give a crispy texture to the cornbread dressing mix. So, make the cornbread 2-3 days prior to the dressing. If you use fresh cornbread, it will add a soggy texture to the dressing. Make sure you dry out the cornbread before using it in the recipe.
To make pecan cornbread dressing, mix cornbread in boiling water and butter. Cook bacon and use its dripping to cook celery and onions. Add them to the cornbread mixture and mix well. Then, shift this to a greased dish and bake it for 45 minutes.
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Pecan Cornbread Dressing
- 2 quarts Casserole Dish
- 3 cups Water
- ½ cup Butter
- 1 (16 ounces) package Cornbread Stuffing Mix
- 10 Bacon Strips (diced)
- 1 cup Celery (chopped)
- 1 ½ cup Green Onions (chopped)
- ½ cup Pecans (coarsely chopped)
- ½ teaspoon Salt
- ¼ teaspoon Black Pepper
- Take a large saucepan. Add butter and water to it and bring it to a boil. Remove the pan from the flame and add the stuffing mix. Cover it and set it aside.
- Now, take a large skillet and cook bacon in it until it turns crispy. Drain it over a paper towel. Discard the bacon drippings except for three tablespoons of it.
- Cook celery in this dripping over a medium flame for 5 minutes.
- Add onions to it and cook until they get tender. Make sure you stir them frequently.
- To this, add cornbread, pecans, salt, pepper, and bacon. Mix them all well.
- Transfer this mixture to a greased casserole of 2 quarts or 9×2 inches. Cover it and bake at 325oC for 45 minutes.