Cranberry Apple Stuffing

This Cranberry Apple Stuffing recipes has all the classic flavors of your favorite old-fashioned Thanksgiving stuffing.  Plus I have an easy tip to make sure your stuffing turns out perfect every time!
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Course: Sides
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Autumn Recipes, Holiday Recipes, Vegetarian recipes, Winter Recipes
Prep Time: 50 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 40 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours 30 minutes
Servings: 8 servings


  • 1 loaf of country white sandwich bread cubed (about 12-14 cups)
  • 6 tablespoons butter plus more for baking dish
  • 2 onions diced
  • 3 celery sticks sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 ½ tablespoons fresh sage minced
  • 1 ½ tablespoons fresh thyme minced
  • 1 ½ tablespoons fresh rosemary minced
  • 3/4 cup fresh parsley chopped
  • 1 apple diced
  • 1 cup dried cranberries
  • 3 eggs beaten
  • 2 cups low sodium turkey or chicken stock
  • kosher salt
  • fresh ground pepper


  • Preheat oven to 300°F degrees and spread bread cubes on 2 baking sheets in a single layer.  Toast , stirring a few times until dry, about 40 minutes.  Allow to cool then transfer to a large mixing bowl.
  • Increase oven temperature to 375°F and butter a 2 1/2 quart baking dish.
  • In a very large skillet or pot over medium-high heat, melt 6 tablespoons of butter. Add the onions, celery and 2 teaspoons kosher salt.  Cook for 7-9, or until soft and golden.
  • Add garlic, sage, rosemary, thyme, apple, cranberries and 1/4 teaspoons pepper, cook , stirring often, for 2-3 minutes.  Add to the bowl with the bread cubes, along with the chopped parsley.
  • Pour chicken/turkey stock and beaten eggs over bread mixture.  Stir until mixture is fully combined.
  • Transfer to the baking dish, top with buttered parchment paper and loosely wrap with foil.
  • Bake for 20 minutes.  Uncover, bake for another 20 minutes or until golden brown on top.


To make ahead: After adding stuffing to the baking dish and covering, refrigerate until ready to bake.
Buying the correct bread and toasting it yourself will lead to a much better result.  I don't recommend buying pre-dried bread cubes.  For best results, use high quality country white sandwich bread. 
Nutritional information is an estimate for your convenience. If you have strict nutritional needs, please do your due diligence to make sure this recipe fits your needs.
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