Some might call this cornbread-based casserole dressing; others, stuffing. I call it butter-rich; bacon- and chestnut-enhanced; and ridiculously, sinfully delicious. Semantics of name aside, this cornbread stuffing is no joke and may just be the best stuffing I've tasted. And I've tried more than my fair share of recipes.
A note about the recipe: some of the ingredient proportions may seem odd — a whopping 1/2 cup maple syrup comes to mind — but just trust that it works. Admittedly, it tastes a bit sweeter than most stuffings, but I'd be shocked if you and your Thanksgiving guests don't come back for a hearty helping after the initial, slightly puzzling bite. Get the exceptional holiday recipe.