Fruity Farce


Serves 4   Active Time 20 min.   Total Time 25 min.



3 tablespoons butter 

1 cup onions, minced

4 celery stalks, chopped
1 cup dried cranberries 
1 cup dried figs, chopped
1/2 cup dried apricots 

1 cup white wine 

1 pound cooked sausage 

1 small clove garlic, pureed 

2 tablespoons fresh thyme, minced

4 cups prepared stuffing (cooked to box directions) 

1 small pumpkin (optional)
Salt and pepper to taste




1.  PREHEAT a large sauté pan over medium-high              heat. Add butter. Cook onions, celery, cranberries,        figs, and apricots for 5 minutes, or until tender. Add      wine and cook for another 3 minutes.

2.  ADD cooked sausage, garlic, thyme, and cooked          stuffing and cook for 5 minutes, or until heated              through. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

3.  PLACE in a carved, seedless pumpkin and serve. 

© 2016 Jon Ashton