2019 Home for the Holidays Contest: Deserving Dressings

Uncle Achilles Greek Dressing

1 cup coarsely chopped figs

2 tbsp brandy

4 pitas, sliced into strips

3 cups Italian bread cubes

1 tsp minced garlic

1⁄3 cup butter

1 tsp thyme

½ tsp rosemary

1 cup chopped onions

½ cup chopped walnuts

1 – 1¼ cups chicken broth

Combine figs and brandy. Set aside.

Place pita bread strips and bread cubes on baking sheet. Set aside.

In a large skillet, sauté garlic in butter one minute.

Remove 2 tablespoons of the melted butter over the bread (leave the rest of the butter in skillet); sprinkle seasonings over bread and toss. Bake 15–20 minutes, until bread is toasted.

Meanwhile, cook onion until tender in reserved butter.

In a large bowl, combine bread mix, fig mix, cooked onion mix and walnuts. Add enough chicken broth to moisten; toss gently.

Spoon into a 1½-quart baking dish that has been sprayed with cooking spray. Bake uncovered at 350 degrees for 40 – 45 minutes or until bread is heated through.

Catherine Fritz
Waterloo, Illinois