Easy Apple Stuffing Recipe – Very delicious, easy to make turkey stuffing with apples, bread cubes and herbs.
A.K.A. MY favorite Stuffing recipe. I wish I could be cool and not so common, but I’m not. I like some sweet in my savory stuffing.
Hey Hey, pretty people! Quite the events we’ve had to deal with this past week. I pray that every one of you is well and that we will overcome whatever obstacle is thrown at us.
In food news, I have a serious question. Do you stuff the turkey with the stuffing or do you just put the stuffing on your gorgeous Crate & Barrel white platter that comes out twice a year, and arrange it around the bird? I think I’ve stuffed the bird twice. Stuffing is a side dish in my world. I KNOW that it’s technically only “stuffing” when it’s stuffed inside the bird, but to each his own, ya know?
Also? Is it still called stuffing or is it now a dressing because it’s around the bird and not in it?? Are you liking my questions? Am I annoying? Clueless, for sure.
This dish was part of our “I’m a food-blogger, therefore we must have Thanksgiving dinner before the rest of the country because I need recipes and photos” a few weeks ago and it was awesome. I hadn’t made this stuffing in a couple of years and I knew I wanted something sweet and crunchy, thus the apples were an obvious choice because 1. it’s Fall and 2. the texture! Oh the texture. I knew it would give a bit of pop to the stuffing along with the crunchy celery.
My previous favorite, Sweet Potato Cranberry Stuffing, is awesome, too. Just throwing that out there.
So. I was on the fence about my bread options when it came to creating this dish. I was tempted to try some biscuits, but thought about you all, my readers, and I knew we had to go the easier route. Who’s got time to make biscuits just to chop ’em up and throw ’em back in the oven? Not ME! Soooo. Unseasoned STORE-BOUGHT bread cubes it was! HIGH FIVE!
I tend to reach for the Pepperidge Farms ones, but you can use whatever floats your Thanksgiving bread boat, as long as it’s dried bread cubes. Crouton-like dried. Are you picking up what I’m throwing down? I hope!
And on that note, I would like to eat this whole dish for breakfast.
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- 1 bag (12-ounces) Unseasoned Bread Cubes (I use Pepperidge Farms)
- 3 cups chopped red apples (you may peel the apples, but I find it to taste better with the peel - it also adds to the texture)
- 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
- 4 tablespoons butter
- 1 yellow onion , diced
- 2 cups sliced celery
- salt and fresh ground pepper , to taste
- 2 cups low sodium chicken broth
- 1/2 tablespoon chopped sage
- Preheat oven to 350F.
- Lightly grease a 9x13 baking dish with cooking spray and set aside.
- Combine bread cubes, apples and parsley in a large heat-resistant mixing bowl; set aside.
- Melt butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
- Add onions and celery; season with salt and pepper and continue to cook for 4 minutes, or until tender.
- Add chicken broth and chopped sage; bring mixture to a boil.
- Remove mixture from heat and add to bread cubes mixture; mix until thoroughly combined and evenly moist.
- *Transfer the mixture to previously prepared baking dish. (see notes for stuffing the Turkey)
- Bake for 30 minutes.
- Remove from oven and serve.
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*IF stuffing the turkey, set aside a few cups of the unbaked stuffing.