Saturday, March 5, 2011

#45 Baked Apple Turkey Stuffing

This is the stuffing recipe that I use all the time. It comes from Taste of Home (October/November 2006, p.8). The original recipe asked for raisins but I prefer the dried cranberries. You can also put this stuffing in a turkey but I find stuffing the turkey dries out the turkey meat so I cook the stuffing separately. This recipe can be found online at
  • 1-½ cups chopped celery
  • ¾ cup chopped onion
  • ¾ cup butter, cubed
  • 9 cups day-old cubed whole wheat bread
  • 3 cups finely chopped apples
  • ¾ cup dried cranberries or Craisins
  • 1-½ teaspoons salt
  • 1-½ teaspoons dried thyme
  • ½ teaspoon rubbed sage
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • 1 carrot, grated
1. Saute celery and onion in butter until tender.
2. Remove from the heat; stir in the bread cubes, apples, dried cranberries, salt, thyme, sage and pepper.
3. Place stuffing in a greased 9x13 baking dish; refrigerate until ready to bake.
4. Bake covered, for 20-30 minutes. Uncover; bake 10 minutes longer or until lightly browned.
(Serves 12)

1 comment:

  1. My Mom and I put foil into the turkey cavity before putting the stuffing in to keep the dressing from getting soggy and soaking up gross turkey blood. Ick. I suspect that would solve the drying out problem?

    Oh another tip about dry turkey breast meat - put ice packs on the breasts before putting in the oven. The decreased temperature means the breasts will take longer to cook, resulting in more even cooking time with the dark meat.