Saturday, November 28, 2009

Apple-Craisins Stuffing

I tried something new this year, and I think I may like it better than any stuffing that has ever been on our Thanksgiving table. I needed batteries for the camera, so I couldn't take a picture, but it looked pretty as well as tasting yummy. Here is my approximation!

1 bag stuffing bread cubes (I used Brownberry.)
1 large or 2 medium onions, chopped
4 stalks celery, sliced
1 stick butter
3/4 cup chopped nuts
(I used slivered almonds.)
4 cups turkey or chicken stock, or more
3 or 4 apples, cut in cubes
1 cup craisins (dried, sweetened cranberries)
salt & pepper to taste
2 cloves chopped garlic
about 1 T. poultry seasoning, less if you buy the seasoned stuffing mix
about 1/2 cup fresh parsley, snipped into small pieces

Cook onion, garlic and celery in butter till onions are a little softened. Add poultry seasoning. Pour over stuffing mix in large bowl. Add other ingredients and mix well. Add stock, mix again. Bake in large casserole dish or baking pan for about 45 minutes at 375 degrees.

The color of the craisins was lovely with the celery and onions. This turned out a little on the drier side (that's how I like it), so if you prefer your stuffing to be really moist, you will need to add more liquid.


  1. I didn't have to cook for T-Day, so I'm planning to buy at least a turkey breast in the next day or so, so this will be my stuffing to try. Thanks! We went to relatives who ordered the turkey and fixings already made. Quite a blessing even if it was expensive. The relative is disabled.

  2. Nice! It seemed that this year absolutely everything was extra delicious. I'll share a yummy roll recipe later. I hope you like the stuffing!

  3. I made my Turkey and fixings yesterday. We liked the stuffing. But we discussed whether we liked it better than the usual stuffing. Not sure. The cranberries are a distinctive taste...and I always serve homemade cranberry sauce with that meal, so it is a bit redundant.

    I've never made stuffing completely from scratch. I used Pepperidge Farm stuffing mix. I usually add celery and onions, and sometimes mushrooms.

  4. I probably would not like this so much if I wasn't the only in the family who likes cranberry sauce (and so I rarely make it).