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Earlier this year, Pioneer’s head research and development chef, Brian Mannett, took to the kitchen with one goal in mind—capture the essence of his grandma’s homecooked favorites in less time and for less money. The secret for punching up the flavor while cutting back on time, he discovered, was simple: gravy.
While it may come as a surprise, gravy can be used as more than just a tasty turkey topper. Not only can it be a rich and flavorful addition to stuffing or casseroles, but gravy can also be used for an added creamy infusion of flavor in soups, chowders, and stews. Curious which recipe topped Brian’s list? A sweet and savory Apple Bacon Cornbread Dressing.
Read on to try the recipe for yourself!
Grandma’s Famous Apple Bacon Cornbread Dressing
1 package (6 ounces) Pioneer Sweet Yellow Corn Muffin Mix, prepared
2 cups Pioneer Country Gravy Mix, prepared
8 ounces thick-cut bacon, diced
2 red apples, cored and diced into large pieces
1 cup onion, sliced into half moons
1 tablespoon garlic, sliced thin
1 tablespoon sage, chopped
1 ½ cups chicken stock
Preheat oven to 375°F. Dice prepared cornbread into 1-inch pieces. Brown bacon in a skillet. When fully browned, remove bacon and drain all but 1 tablespoon of fat. In the same skillet, sauté onions, garlic, sage, and apples for 2 minutes on medium high heat. Transfer all contents of pan to a large bowl.
In empty skillet, add the diced cornbread and top with contents of bowl. Add chicken stock to prepared Pioneer Country Gravy Mix. Pour the contents over the ingredients in the skillet and stir to combine. Bake for 30 minutes or until internal temperature is above 150°F and top is browned.
Garnish with additional sage sprigs. For an added crunch, top with a diced apple before serving.
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