King’s Hawaiian® Smoky Bacon & Apple Stuffing
Prep: 40 minutes
Bake: 45 minutes • Serves: 8
1 package (12 ounces) King’s Hawaiian® sweet rolls, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
8 slices applewood smoked bacon, chopped
1/4 cup unsalted butter
1 cup finely chopped celery
1 cup finely chopped yellow onion
2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh sage
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1 Honeycrisp apple, halved, cored and finely chopped
1-1/4 cups chicken broth
1.Preheat oven to 350°; spray 8-1/2 x 11-inch baking dish with cooking spray. Spread roll pieces on rimmed baking pan; bake 20 minutes or until lightly toasted. Cool 5 minutes; transfer to large bowl.
2.In large skillet, cook bacon over medium heat 8 minutes or until crisp; with slotted spoon, transfer to paper towel-lined plate. Discard all but 1 tablespoon drippings in skillet.
3.In same skillet with drippings, melt butter over medium heat. Add celery, onion, sage, salt and pepper; cook 5 minutes or until very tender, stirring frequently. Transfer to bowl with roll pieces; add apple, broth and bacon. Toss roll mixture gently until moistened and combined; spread in prepared dish and cover with aluminum foil.
4.Bake stuffing 30 minutes; uncover and bake 15 minutes or until top is lightly browned. Makes about 6 cups.
Approximate nutritional values per serving (3/4 cup):
233 Calories, 11g Fat, (6g Saturated), 43mg Cholesterol,
493mg Sodium, 30g Carbohydrates, 1g Fiber, 6g Protein