Classic Turkey Dressing and a Li Hing Pineapple Cranberry Sauce

May 13, 2021 / By Foodland

Classic Turkey Dressing and a Li Hing Pineapple Cranberry Sauce

In episode 24 of Home Cooking with Foodland, Chef Keoni shares his tips for making a turkey dressing that will surely be a staple on your Thanksgiving table. Plus cranberry sauce made with li hing mui for a local twist. 
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Turkey
Servings 4 Servings


  • Classic Turkey Dressing
  • 6 bacon slices(diced)
  • 6 ounces sliced ham(diced)
  • 0.25 pound ground pork(or favorite sausage)
  • 1 onion(diced 1/8 inch)
  • 2 large celery ribs(diced 1/8 inch)
  • 0.5 cup parsley(chopped)
  • 1 cup green onions(sliced)
  • 1 can water chestnuts(drained and chopped)
  • 1 tablespoon poultry seasoning(or 3 sprigs of fresh sage)
  • 8 cups cornbread(diced ½ inch and toasted or bread crumbs or stuffing cubes)
  • 0.25 pound unsalted butter
  • 3 cups turkey broth(or chicken broth)
  • salt & pepper(to taste)
  • Li Hing Pineapple Cranberry Sauce
  • 1 bag fresh cranberries(12 oz)
  • 2 cups fresh pineapple(peeled, cored and cut into 1 inch pieces)
  • 1 thumb-sized piece of ginger(smashed)
  • 0.5 cup orange juice
  • 1 cup Brown Sugar
  • 2 Pieces star anise
  • 3 Seedless Li Hing Cherries(chopped or lemon peel)


Classic Turkey Dressing
  1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. In a medium sauté pan, sweat bacon, ham, and ground pork.
  3. When cooked through, add in onion and celery. Cook for 3 minutes.
  4. Add in parsley, green onions, water chestnuts, and poultry seasoning.
  5. Combine cooked ingredients (with fat) with the bread and fold.
  6. Moisten with butter and broth to taste, and adjust seasoning with salt and pepper.
  7. Place in an ovenproof pan and bake for 45 minutes covered.
  8. For a crisp top, uncover the stuffing for the last 15-20 minutes of baking.
Li Hing Pineapple Cranberry Sauce
  1. In a pot, combine 2/3 of the cranberries, pineapple, ginger, juice, sugar, and anise. Bring to a boil and reduce to a simmer.
  2. When sauce is slightly thickened, stir in the remaining cranberries and cook for a few minutes. Turn off heat and add seedless li hing cherries, and mix well.
  3. Remove the ginger and star anise and place in refrigerator to chill.
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