Herbed Apple-Cranberry Bread Dressing Recipe
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Herbed Apple-Cranberry Bread Dressing Recipe

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Not all stuffings are created equal. My version of the classic side dish features apples for a sweet crunch and cranberries for a little tartness. —Aysha Schurman, Ammon, Idaho
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 45 min.
MAKES:16 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 45 min.
MAKES: 16 servings


  • 1 cup butter, cubed
  • 3 medium red onions, chopped (about 2-2/3 cups)
  • 2 to 3 celery ribs, chopped (about 1-1/3 cups)
  • 5 cups dry bread crumbs
  • 3 medium tart apples, chopped (about 2-2/3 cups)
  • 1-1/3 cups dried cranberries
  • 1-1/3 cups minced chives
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 2/3 cup orange juice
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh cilantro
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh parsley
  • 4 teaspoons minced fresh rosemary
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 325°. In a 6-qt. stockpot, heat butter over medium-high heat. Add onions and celery; cook and stir 6-8 minutes or until onions are tender. Stir in remaining ingredients. Transfer to a greased 13x9-in. baking dish.
  2. Bake, covered, 30 minutes. Uncover; bake 15-20 minutes longer or until lightly browned. Yield: 16 servings (3/4 cup each).
Originally published as Herbed Apple-Cranberry Bread Dressing in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2015, p98

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