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Cranberry Health and Cranberry dressing Recipe

According to the Cranberry Institute, recent scientific research has show that cranberries and cranberry products contain significant amounts of antioxidants and other phytonutrients, that may actually help protect you from heart disease, some forms of cancer and other physical illnesses.  The benefits of cranberries go far beyond their immaculate color. These little red beads also contain Vitamin A, C, Fiber, Calcium, Potassium, Folic Acid, Phosphorus and many other vitamins and minerals, which is why it’s important to incorporate cranberries into your meals and, with Thanksgiving around the corner, it shouldn’t be too hard.

Try this delicious recipe courtesy of Celebrity Foods. Happy Eating!


The ingredients: Fresh cranberries, walnuts (crushed or whole) and Celebrity’s Sweet Italian sausage to make it special.

Here’s what you’ll need:

• 1 pkg. Celebrity Sweet Italian Sausage (use 3 links – about 3/4 lb.) 

• 5-6 cups dried, crumbled cornbread or bread crumbs (pre-seasoned are fine) 

• 3 stalks celery, diced

• 1 large onion, diced 

• 1 1/2 tablespoon dried sage or 15 fresh minced sage leaves, finely chopped 

• 1 stick butter (8 tablespoons) 

• 1/2 cup walnut pieces 

• 3/4 cup dried cranberries

• 1 1/2 to 3 cups chicken broth


Crumble sausage meat and cook in large pan until done. Set aside. Cook the diced onion, minced sage or dried sage, and diced celery together in the butter over medium low heat for about 5 minutes, until the celery shows color and the onions start to become translucent. Set aside.

Place crumbled cornbread, cranberries, and walnuts in large bowl. Add celery and onion mixture, and cooked sausage, and gently toss to mix all ingredients evenly.

The last step is most important. Carefully add 1 cup of broth, toss to fully moisten bread mixture. If mixture still has dry parts, continue to add remaining broth a little at a time, until mixture is moistened but not soggy. Place in buttered baking pan and cover with foil. Cook for 35 minutes at 350° F, and then remove foil for 3-5 minutes and place under broiler to crisp the top.


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