Holiday Stuffing Recipe

This month I'm going to share a few favorite Thanksgiving recipes.  This stuffing is always a big hit. I suggest you make it once before the big day in case you want to make any changes. Make your favorite and this one too!

What You Need
1 Lb. Fresh bread (torn into 2-inch cubes)
6 Tbsp unsalted butter
1 1/4 cups white onion (diced)
1 cup celery (diced)
 1 cup carrots (diced)
 3 cloves garlic (minced)
 2 cups chestnuts (cut into 3 pieces)
 2 Granny Smith apples (peeled, cored, and diced)
 6 oz. dried cranberries (cherry flavored is best)
 2 Tbsp thyme leaves (chopped)
 2 tsp kosher salt
 1/2 tsp freshly ground pepper
 1 cup flat-leaf parsley (chopped)
 3 large eggs
 1 1/2 cups heavy cream
 1 1/2 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth
Large roasting pan
Large Bowl
3 Qt baking dish
Large skillet
Small bowl or four cup measuring cup
Before You Start preheat oven to 300°F.
Let Make It! Place bread in a roasting pan. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes, gently stirring bread twice, until lightly toasted and firm. Cool completely; place into a large bowl. Butter a 3-quart baking dish with 1 Tbsp of the butter. Melt remaining butter in a large skillet over medium heat; add onion, celery, carrot, and garlic and sauté 8 minutes, stirring frequently, or until vegetables are softened. Stir in chestnuts, apples, cranberries, thyme, salt, and pepper; sauté 4 minutes longer. Add mixture to bread with parsley and toss until well blended. Whisk eggs, cream and broth in small bowl or a 4-cup measure; drizzle mixture over stuffing mixture and gently toss until evenly moistened. Spoon dressing into prepared baking dish; cover with foil. Forty-five minutes before serving the turkey, place stuffing in a 350°F. oven; bake 25 minutes. Remove foil and continue to bake 10 to 15 minutes, or until stuffing is hot, browned and slightly crisp on top.

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Linda @ A La Carte said...

Hi Katherine! I'm from the South and we do our cornbread stuffing. Your recipe looks good but gotta stick with tradition!

Brooke Stone said...

Yum! This looks great! I'm following your blog as well! - Brooke

Kimberley said...

Hi there! Thanks for the follow! Great blog, and that is some yummy looking stuffing!

ethelmaepotter! said...

Totally different from our cornbread dressin', but sounds scrumptious! Like Linda, I'm stickin' with tradition for the holidays, but this is a dish I WILL make for a good fall meal!

James said...

Looks good, it's one of my favorite parts of the whole day!

Joann said...

That looks wonderful! I follow your blog.

coolblogger said...

Yummy stuffing and right time to post.

Veronica Lee said...


Hi! Stopping by from MBC. Love your blog.
Have a nice day!

Ginger said...

That looks so good!! Thanks for sharing.

Sniffles and Smiles said...

Mmm...the apples and chestnuts in it sound superb!!! Will have to try this one!!! Thank you for the lovely e-card, my dear friend! Love you so much! Just wanted to stop by to say "hello" and to let you know you are in my thoughts!!! ~Janine XO

Suertemom said...

Hi! Thank you so much for visiting my blog and following. I am always thrilled to meet other bloggers. Your blog is so pretty!

Barbara Cameron said...

I'm always on the lookout for different Turkey stuffing ideas. Maybe this year I'll use yours. Aprons are currently featured on my blog. I hope you check it out.

Jenn said...

Hi! I found you on MBC and am so excited to try this stuffing recipe this Thanksgiving! It sounds delicious. I am now a follower and would love if you followed me back. Keep up the good posts!
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