Cranberry-Cornbread Stuffing


8 ounces (2 cups) pecans
3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter
3 large onions, cut into 1/4-inch dice
6 stalks celery, cut into 1/4-inch dice
1/4 cup fresh oregano leaves, chopped Skillet Cornbread, crumbled
1 loaf day-old white bread, crust on, cut into 1-inch cubes (10 heaping cups)
3 large eggs, lightly beaten
2 cups dried cranberries
1 cup coarsely chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley (1 large bunch)
1 tablespoon coarse salt
1 tablespoon freshly ground black pepper
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 1/2 teaspoon Bell’s Seasoning
1 quart chicken stock, preferably homemade, or low-sodium canned chicken broth

1. Preheat the oven to 350°. Spread pecans in a single layer on a rimmed baking sheet; toast in oven until golden and fragrant, 8 to 12 minutes, tossing occasionally. Let cool, then roughly chop; set aside.

2. Melt butter in a large skillet. Add onions and celery; cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until onions are translucent, about 10 minutes. Add oregano; stir to

3. Transfer onion mixture to a large bowl. Add pecans, cornbread, bread cubes, eggs, cranberries, parsley, salt, black pepper, cayenne, Seasoning, and stock, mix to combine. Cook stuffing in a turkey or baking dish. If using a baking dish, generously coat dish with butter, fill with stuffing, and dot stuffing with additional butter. Cover with parchment paper-lined aluminum foil, and bake at 375° for 35 minutes. Remove foil, and bake an additional 20 minutes.