Cranberry Dressing

Total Time

Prep: 25 min. Bake: 25 min.


8 servings

Updated: Sep. 11, 2022
I've fine-tuned this recipe over the years. Now it's the only dressing my family lets me make at Thanksgiving.


  • 1 package (12 ounces) fresh or frozen cranberries, thawed
  • 1 cup chopped peeled tart apple
  • 1-1/4 cups sugar
  • 1-1/4 cups water
  • 2 celery ribs, finely chopped
  • 1 large onion, finely chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon rubbed sage
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 package (8 ounces) seasoned stuffing croutons


  1. In a large saucepan, combine the cranberries, apple, sugar and water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 10 minutes or until tender. Remove from the heat; set aside.
  2. In a large skillet, saute the celery, onion, garlic, sage and pepper in butter until tender. Remove from the heat; stir in cranberry mixture and croutons.
  3. Transfer to a greased 2-qt. baking dish. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until heated through.