Dried Fig and Apricot Stuffing

Dried Fig and Apricot Stuffing

Try something different this holiday season and mix up a batch of dried fig and apricot stuffing. The unique flavors pair perfectly with your Thanksgiving turkey, and the recipe is so good you can use it again for Christmas!


Yield 3 cups; enough to stuff a 7 lb turkey breast or a 12-14 pound turkey.


  • 5 1/2 cups slices or chunks of hard, dry baguette or leftovers from handmade bread
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 1/4 cup onion, minced
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 2 1/2 cups boiling water
  • 3/4 cup dried figs, chopped
  • 1/2 cup dried apricots, chopped
  • 4 tablespoons fresh rosemary, minced
  • 4 tablespoons fresh thyme, minced
  • 1 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon cracked black pepper


  1. Put the bread in a large bowl and set aside. Melt the butter in a small saucepan. Add the onions and garlic and saute until translucent, about 3 or 4 minutes.
  2. Add the boiling water and pour the mixture over the bread. Turn the pieces to make sure they are all soaked. Let stand for 10-15 minutes more until the bread is cool enough to handle and the water has been absorbed.
  3. Squeeze the bread in your hands, further breaking it down, until you form a thick paste.
  4. Add the fruits, herbs, salt and pepper and continue squeezing to incorporate them into a paste. 

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