You HAVE to make his stuffing

Jeffrey Burns of Moorestown with Jaybee's Pumpkin Spice Stuffing, the judges' favorite. MICHAEL KLEIN /

They came, they cooked, and now one stuffing stands alone:

Jeffrey Burns' Jaybee's Pumpkin Spice Stuffing - a take on what he called a traditional Southern stuffing - was ruled the best stuffing Saturday at Kitchen Kapers' new store in Marlton. Sage and meat come together with some crumbled muffins and bread crumbs for a dish that utterly wowed the judges.

Burns won $1,000 worth of appliances from the retailer, marking its grand opening in Marlton Square Shopping Center.

The People’s Choice Award, chosen by online vote, went to Chris Streahle of Voorhees for his Thanksgiving Stuffing Cannolis. He got a $100 Kitchen Kapers gift certificate.

Finalists also received a $50 Kitchen Kapers gift certificate.

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In no particular order, here are the five contestants:



Roasted Fennel and Tangerine Stuffing by Dave Franza of Medford, N.J.


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Jaybee’s Pumpkin Spice Stuffing by Jeffrey Burns of Moorestown, N.J.


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Thanksgiving Stuffing Cannolis by Chris Streahle of Voorhees, N.J.


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Giblet Stuffing With Turkey and Gravy by Don Pignolet of South Philadelphia


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Stuffin' Muffins by Ryan Jackson of Fairmount.


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