Cranberry Apple Stuffing

Total Time

Prep: 30 min. Bake: 30 min.

Makes

12 servings

One Thanksgiving, I lost the recipe I planned to use, so I threw this cranberry stuffing 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
Cranberry Apple Stuffing Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 3/4 pound bulk 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

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°. In a Dutch oven, cook sausage, celery, onion and garlic over medium heat until sausage is 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 until lightly browned, 5-10 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

3/4 cup: 338 calories, 17g fat (7g saturated fat), 36mg cholesterol, 809mg sodium, 40g carbohydrate (16g sugars, 4g fiber), 8g protein.

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