Enjoy this as a gorgeous side dish or stuff it into a turkey (or large winter squash!). You decide . . .For those of you who do want to enjoy your stuffing with a turkey, allow ¾ c stuffing for each pound of bird.

¾ c chopped leeks 1 ½ c chopped celery 1 c butter or margarine 7 c soft bread cubes 2 tsp. salt 2-3 Tbsp. chopped fresh herbs 3 c chopped apples 2 c walnuts ¾ c raisins

In a large skillet, cook and stir leeks, apples, celery, walnuts and raisins in butter. Stir in 1/3 of the bread cubes. Turn into deep bowl. Add remaining ingredients and toss. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.

Adapted from Betty Crocker’s Cookbook