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  1. Victoria (District Chocoholic)

    Hannah you are totally in my head. I just spent most of a 90 minute swim practice thinking of ways to work apples into savory dishes.

    I wish I were joking.

    That aside, this looks delicious.

  2. Helen (grabyourfork)

    You had me at chestnut! This sounds divine. We had a stuffing of apricot and pistachio which was delicious – the chunks of pistachio were the best bits! And lol, at least your Mum didn’t say “that’s nice, dear” – or did she?

  3. Lizzi

    Tookuses are DEFINITELY my thing. This will probably not come as a surprise to you.

    haha I’ve actually never eaten stuffing not in its ‘stuffing stuff’ form. This looks like it’d be awesome either way (except you know I love my butter, so I’d be unveganing it pretty darn fast :p). Chestnut, apple, sage…three of my absolute favourite flavours, all at once! Tis like a Christmas miracle…

  4. whisperinggums

    I’m sure that’s not how that conversation went… but the stuffing was indeed a triumph.

  5. Anna Johnston

    Nice one…. interesting way you’ve made stuffing into its own dish… well I never, you clever little possum 🙂

  6. Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella

    LOL at your mum! If that were my mum and I, I would be your mum trying to change the subject because I definitely don’t want to talk to my mother about taking the pill! 😛

  7. Kate (What Kate is Cooking)

    Wow, that looks really good! I’ve never had chestnuts before, but they seem like they would go well in this dish 🙂

  8. theresa

    I love stuffing, any and all varieties, whether stuffed into something or not. This sounds like it would be good stuffed up the tookus of seitan…


  9. Johanna GGG

    sounds like an American recipe to me – I read recently that they don’t stuff anything with their traditional stuffing – wonder how that came about? I keep seeing these chunky stuffing recipes and hankering after making some myself – will definitely bookmark this one because I agree the ingredients are excellent – love the Christmas day table too

    1. whisperinggums

      I think it is more American Johanna – at least that’s where I first heard of it and where I first tried one. Putting the stuffing in the turkey is done there too. I guess it’s a matter of preference or family tradition over there.

  10. Sarah

    Wow, that does look different from the Nigella chestnut stuffing I made! But then, the one I made is super dense and full of eggs, bread and bacon, so totally not vegan and not gluten free! I must admit I don’t usually like stuffing either, but I love chestnuts!

    I usually cook stuffing separately as well, because I can never figure out how long the turkey is supposed to take once, um, its tookus is stuffed. 🙂

    xox Sarah

  11. Priyanka

    Last thanksgiving was the first time I cooked with chestnuts for a stuffing recipe and I was so in love with it, I picked out and ate all the chestnuts:) I love adding apples to savory dishes too.

  12. Alisa Fleming

    Ooh, that looks and sounds yummers, but I do like stuffing so I’m not a hard sell!

    I wouldn’t trust her … moms always have an underlying agenda 🙂

  13. Simply Life

    oh my gosh, what a great idea for stuffing! yum!

  14. Heidi - Apples Under My Bed

    It does look scrumptious! I love chesnuts. and sage too! and apples of course. I also think I prefer stuffing as a stand alone dish, rather than up the ‘tookus’ 🙂 of a bird.
    Heidi xo

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  16. Camille

    I’m sorry, “never liked stuffing” ? I sure am glad you liked this, or we might not be able to be friends anymore. 😉 I used to isist that the stuffing go inside the bird, but after numerous Thanksgivings where that just wasn’t an option, I have switched over to the baked stuffing. I now make a wild mushroom bread pudding that was an instant classic and is now non-negotiable on my holiday table. I don’t know what I’ll do when I get to celebrate the holidays with my brother again – he is staunchly anti-mushroom, but loves stuffing. You can see my dilemma.

  17. gmasydney

    I can vouch for the ‘deliciosity’ of the stuffing – even if it wasn’t ‘stuffed’ into the turkey. The idea of putting the stuffing in the turkey (or chicken as the case may be), as we (‘we’ being the older generation and not Americans) always used to do, is that the meat flavour goes through it. However, with some gravy over the stuffing (or seasoning as some delicately minded people confusingly call it) you get the same result. Your recipe, Hannah, could be a meal in itself and was, as I implied, ‘delicioso’ as was the whole meal.

  18. Jason

    That looks really good. Yum

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