TOTAL TIME: Prep: 50 min. Bake: 70 min.
MAKES: 16 servings


  • 1 loaf (1 pound) sliced bread
  • 3 medium onions, chopped
  • 3 medium tart apples, peeled and chopped
  • 1-1/2 cups diced fully cooked ham
  • 1 cup sliced celery
  • 1 tablespoon dried savory
  • 2 teaspoons grated lemon peel
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons grated orange peel
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon fennel seed, crushed
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1-1/2 cups slivered almonds, toasted
  • 1/2 cup dried currants
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup apple juice

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 248 calories, 13g fat (4g saturated fat), 23mg cholesterol, 592mg sodium, 27g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 3g fiber), 8g protein.


  1. Cut bread into 1/2-in. cubes and place in a single layer on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 225° for 30-40 minutes or until partially dried, tossing occasionally.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, saute the onions, apple, ham, celery and seasonings in butter for 15 minutes or until onions and apples are tender. Transfer to a large bowl. Add the bread cubes, almonds, currants, broth and juice; toss well.
  3. Place in a greased 3-qt. baking dish. Cover and bake at 325° for 1 hour. Uncover; bake 10 minutes longer or until heated through and lightly browned. Yield: 16 servings (12 cups stuffing).
Editor's Note: This is suitable to stuff a 14- to 16-pound turkey.
Originally published as Apple Almond Stuffing in The Taste of Home Cookbook 2006, p176

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