Make ahead Christmas recipes – Cranberry, orange and chestnut stuffing

My second make ahead Christmas recipe this week is for cranberry, orange and chestnut stuffing balls. If you didn’t catch yesterday’s recipe for Duchess sweet potatoes, you can find it here.

Cranberry, orange and chestnut stuffing balls - A Free From Life

Made with gluten free sausage meat and the crumbed crusts from one of my gluten free loaves, this stuffing recipe is also suitable for those following a dairy free diet.

I decided to make these as stuffing balls, to serve as an alternative to the pigs in blankets I usually offer. You can, of course, use this recipe to stuff the cavity of the turkey, or bake it in an oven proof dish. The citrus burst of the orange zest, complements the sweetness of the cranberries and apples, with just a hint of the nutty chestnuts coming through. I think you could eat these on their own, they’re that good. Cooked as I did, they are the equivalent of meatballs and could quite easily go alongside some salad and other leftovers from your Christmas lunch.

Cranberry, orange and chestnut stuffing ball s - A Free From Life

The next recipe I’ll be sharing is for Christmas spiced name place cookies.

Cranberry, orange and chestnut stuffing balls - A Free From Life
Make ahead Christmas recipes - Cranberry, orange and chestnut stuffing
Print Recipe
Gluten and dairy free stuffing with full fruit flavours to give an ideal accompaniment to your Christmas meal
Servings
30
Cook Time
45 minutes
Servings
30
Cook Time
45 minutes
Cranberry, orange and chestnut stuffing balls - A Free From Life
Make ahead Christmas recipes - Cranberry, orange and chestnut stuffing
Print Recipe
Gluten and dairy free stuffing with full fruit flavours to give an ideal accompaniment to your Christmas meal
Servings
30
Cook Time
45 minutes
Servings
30
Cook Time
45 minutes
Ingredients
Servings:
Instructions
  1. Melt the butter and fry the chopped shallots and herbs until softened
  2. Add the cooked onions and herbs to a large mixing bowl along with the rest of the ingredients. Mix well (you may have to use your hands to do this)
  3. Form in to walnut sized balls and place on a lined baking sheet
  4. Bake in the oven at 180C for 45 minutes or until golden brown and cooked through.
Recipe Notes

Cranberry, orange and chestnut stuffing balls - A Free From Life

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