Cracker Dressing with Dried Cranberries and Pecans
In 19th-century America, crackers often stood in for bread in stuffings and dressings. Was this tradition worth reviving?
Why This Recipe Works
We turn saltines into a delicious dressing by combining them with butter, sausage, celery, onions, dried cranberries, and toasted pecans. To season the stuffing, we add fresh sage and thyme and chicken broth. We discovered that toasting the crushed saltines before combining them with the other ingredients prevented the crackers from breaking down too much when moistened.