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Cranberry Apple Stuffing Recipe
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Cranberry Apple Stuffing Recipe

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One Thanksgiving, I lost the recipe I planned to use, so I threw this together. My cousin Sandy, a die-hard traditional stuffing fan, said this was the best stuffing she’d ever tasted! Talk about a compliment! —Beverly Norris, Evanston, Wyoming
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 30 min.
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 30 min.
MAKES: 12 servings

Ingredients

  • 3/4 pound Johnsonville® Mild Ground Italian Sausage
  • 2 celery ribs, finely chopped
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 6 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup butter, cubed
  • 1 package (12 ounces) seasoned stuffing cubes
  • 1-1/2 cups chopped apples
  • 1 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/2 cup slivered almonds
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons dried sage leaves
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons dried thyme
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • Dash salt
  • 1 to 1-1/2 cups apple cider or juice

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup equals 306 calories, 15 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 32 mg cholesterol, 762 mg sodium, 38 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 7 g protein.

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°. In a Dutch oven, cook sausage, celery, onion and garlic over medium heat until sausage no longer pink; drain. Add broth, stirring to loosen browned bits from pan. Add butter; cook and stir until butter is melted. Remove from the heat.
  2. Stir in stuffing cubes, apples, cranberries, almonds, sage, thyme, pepper, salt and enough cider to reach desired moistness. Transfer to a greased 13x9-in. baking dish.
  3. Cover and bake 25 minutes. Uncover; bake 5-10 minutes longer or until lightly browned. Yield: 12 servings.
Originally published as Apple-Almond Stuffing in Simple & Delicious October/November 2011, p49

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup equals 306 calories, 15 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 32 mg cholesterol, 762 mg sodium, 38 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 7 g protein.

Reviews for Cranberry Apple Stuffing(5)

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Reviewed Nov. 29, 2013

This was very good. Could be a meal by itself.

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Reviewed Dec. 29, 2011

Different, but so good! Everyone loved it and I will make it again for sure!

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Reviewed Dec. 12, 2011

Definitely will make this again.

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Reviewed Nov. 25, 2011

I didn't make the sausage with it, one of my diners was vegetarian. Everyone raved about it and wanted me to make it my regular stuffing for Thanksgiving.

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Reviewed Oct. 28, 2011

This is so good!

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