Taste of Thanksgiving Rings

Wow, these came out even better than we imagined when I thought of the concept.  Basically it takes some of our favorite flavors from Thanksgiving and puts them in one perfect *little* meal-  you literally get all the great tastes in each bite.  We fully intend to make extra turkey this Thanksgiving just so we can make some of these and freeze them.

Here's how we made them-  I used a VERY basic stuffing, feel free to substitute with your fave because this will work with any of them.

For the stuffing:
1 loaf bread, torn fairly small - maybe 3/4 inch or so
3 eggs, beaten
2-4 cups chicken broth or stock heated- add boullion to water if you don't have any on hand (depends on how fresh the bread is you want a very moist stuffing)
1 small onion, 2 stalks celery and 1 carrot diced fine -  I use the frozen Kroger brand mirepoix because it makes my life easier, you don't even have to defrost- then saute in melted butter 1/2 to 1 stick (so sue me we like butter so use the whole stick)
Seasoned liberally with poultry seasoning*, garlic powder, fresh ground pepper and whatever else you like.  You probably do NOT want to add more salt unless you use a low sodium broth.

For the extras-  a couple of good sized handfuls of dried cranberries, a small handful of chopped pecans or walnuts, as much or as little diced turkey as you want.

Mix all together and then put into mini bundt pans that have been sprayed REALLY well with a non-stick cooking spray (get one without all the additives- really, the little extra for the brand name is worth it) or use a Misto sprayer with your fave neutral tasting oil.

Bake at 375 for 35-45 minutes or until golden brown and baked through.

*No poultry seasoning?  No problem.  If you are like us, you can never find the poultry seasoning you use so rarely (or you do a clean out and find you have half a dozen little cans since you buy a new one each time).  Here are several different variations of myo poultry seasoning, I'm sure you'll find one to your taste.


This made 8, or 2 mini pans, and was sooooooooooooo good we are already saying we need more pans for leftovers.

We served these with gravy and they were one of my best ever make it up off the top of your head goodies.  I think next time we may put some diced apple (honeycrisp or another tart variety) just to change things up.

If you try them let us know what you think.  :)

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