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Turkey Apple Stuffing

 Turkey Apple Stuffing
Complementing your golden bird, the well-seasoned bread stuffing is sparked by a festive sweetness from apples and raisins. It's a staple on our holiday menu. —Nancy Zimmerman, Cape May Court House, New Jersey
10-12 ServingsPrep: 20 min. Bake: 3-3/4 hours + standing


  • 1-1/2 cups chopped celery
  • 3/4 cup chopped onion
  • 3/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 9 cups day-old cubed whole wheat bread
  • 3 cups finely chopped apples
  • 3/4 cup raisins
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon rubbed sage
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 turkey (14 to 16 pounds)
  • Additional butter, melted


  • In a Dutch oven, saute celery and onion in butter until tender.
  • Remove from the heat; stir in the bread cubes, apples, raisins,
  • salt, thyme, sage and pepper.
  • Just before baking, loosely stuff turkey with 4 cups stuffing. Place
  • remaining stuffing in a greased 2-qt. baking dish; refrigerate until
  • ready to bake. Skewer turkey openings; tie drumsticks together.
  • Place breast side up on a rack in a roasting pan. Brush with melted
  • butter.
  • Bake, uncovered, at 325° for 3-3/4 to 4 hours or until a
  • thermometer reads 180° for the turkey and 165° for the

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Turkey Apple Stuffing (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • stuffing, basting occasionally with pan drippings. (Cover loosely
  • with foil if turkey browns too quickly.)
  • Bake additional stuffing, covered, for 20-30 minutes. Uncover; bake
  • 10 minutes longer or until browned. Cover turkey and let stand for
  • 20 minutes before removing stuffing and carving turkey. If desired,
  • thicken pan drippings for gravy. Yield: 10-12 servings.
Editor’s Note: Stuffing may be prepared as directed and baked separately in a greased 3-qt. baking dish. Cover and bake at 325° for 30 minutes. Uncover and bake 10 minutes longer or until lightly browned.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 839 calories, 41 g fat (16 g saturated fat), 317 mg cholesterol, 774 mg sodium, 27 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 88 g protein.
Wine: Medium-Bodied White Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied white wine such as Riesling or Gewürtztraminer