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Turkey with Festive Fruit Stuffing Recipe

Turkey with Festive Fruit Stuffing Recipe

Apples, cranberries and raisins make every bite of this stuffing moist and fruity. A dear friend shared the recipe with me years ago.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 40 min. Bake: 3-3/4 hours + standing YIELD:14 servings


  • 3 celery ribs, chopped
  • 2 medium onions, chopped
  • 3/4 cup butter, divided
  • 5 cups unseasoned stuffing cubes
  • 1-1/2 cups chopped peeled tart apples (about 2 medium)
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/4 cup egg substitute
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 to 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 turkey (14 to 16 pounds)


  • 1. In a large skillet, saute celery and onions in 1/2 cup butter until tender. Transfer to a large bowl; stir in the stuffing cubes, apples, walnuts, raisins and cranberries. Stir in the egg substitute, salt, pepper and enough broth to reach desired moistness.
  • 2. Just before baking, loosely stuff turkey with stuffing. Skewer turkey openings; tie drumsticks together. Place breast side up on a rack in a roasting pan. Melt remaining butter; brush over turkey.
  • 3. Bake, uncovered, at 325° for 3-3/4 to 4-1/4 hours or until a thermometer reads 165° when inserted in center of stuffing and the thigh reaches at least 170°, basting occasionally with pan drippings. (Cover loosely with foil if turkey browns too quickly.)
  • 4. Cover turkey and let stand for 20 minutes before removing stuffing and carving turkey. If desired, thicken pan drippings for gravy. Yield: 14 servings (10 cups stuffing).

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 784 calories, 40 g fat (14 g saturated fat), 271 mg cholesterol, 672 mg sodium, 27 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 78 g protein.

Wine Pairings

Medium-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied white wine such as Riesling or Gewürtztraminer