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Apple and Cranberry Stuffing is a simple recipe filled with amazing flavors. Fresh cranberries, apples, orange juice, and whole wheat stuffing combine to make a healthier stuffing.
This is a simple cranberry apple stuffing recipe that makes a stuffing full of flavor. Made with homemade whole wheat bread croutons, apple, cranberries, and orange juice it will work with a holiday turkey, ham, or roast.
This recipe makes a moist stuffing that has a slightly crispy crust.
Step 1. Preheat oven to 325F. Spray the one-and-one-half quart baking pan with cooking spray and set aside. Chop apple into roughly 1-inch cubes. Chop onion, and celery and set all aside.
Step 2. Heat butter and olive oil in a frying pan over medium heat. Add chopped onion, celery, and apple to the hot pan. Cook and stir for 3-5 minutes until the apple and vegetables start to soften. Sprinkle with brown sugar (or substitute honey or pure maple syrup, if you prefer)
Step 3. Reduce heat to low. Add cranberry and cook and stir for 3-5 minutes.
Step 4. Add croutons to a large bowl. Whisk orange juice, water, broth, and egg. Stir in salt, & sage. Pour over stuffing and toss until stuffing is moist. Add apple-cranberry mixture to the stuffing.
Step 5. Transfer the stuffing mixture to the prepared baking dish. Cover with foil and bake for 35-40 minutes.
Brown Sugar - if you prefer, you can substitute 2 teaspoons of honey or pure maple syrup for the 1 tablespoon of brown sugar.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the Difference Between Stuffing and Dressing
When taken literally, stuffing refers to a mixture used to stuff a turkey or roast.
But, when describing this dish, what it is called is often regional. Cooks in the south refer to it as stuffing, while cooks in the north hold tight to dressing.
In reality, it either can be used to stuff a bird or roast or can be baked separately as a side dish to your meal.
What to Serve with Stuffing
Serve this moist and flavorful whole wheat apple cranberry stuffing alongside a turkey or chicken meal. In addition, it can be used to stuff a bird or a roast.
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