Apple and Herb bread pudding dressing

Beth Colon


This dressing is so creamy and has so much flavor that it was the star of our Thanksgiving dinner. People are still raving about it at my husband's work the next day. I wish that I could claim it as my own BUT.. I actually got it out of Good Housekeeping magazine. It is a recipe by Ina Garten (Barefoot Contessa) My husband who hates stuffing normally, told me it was a keeper and I had to make it for every holiday gathering.


★★★★★ 1 vote

1 Hr
45 Min


Add to Grocery List

8 c
cubed bread, i used country boule
1/4 c
unsalted butter
4 oz
2 c
diced onion ( 1 lg onion)
1 c
chopped celery ( 2 lg. stocks)
granny smith apple, peeled, cored and chopped
1/2 c
sherry, medium or dry
2 Tbsp
fresh rosemary, finely chopped
salt and pepper
1/2 c
fresh parsley, finely chopped
extra- large eggs, or 6 large
2 c
heavy cream
1 c
chicken stock, no salt
2 c
gruyere cheese, grated (8oz)

How to Make Apple and Herb bread pudding dressing


  • 1This recipe is like a bread pudding, the longer you let it sit the creamier it gets. You can make this the day before for even better results.
  • 2Preheat oven to 350* Arrange the cubed bread on a baking sheet and bake for 20 minutes or until golden brown. Set aside.
  • 3While bread is in the oven, heat butter in skillet on medium low heat. Add pancetta to the pan. Increase heat to medium and saute until browned.
  • 4Add onion, celery and apple to skillet and cook until tender
  • 5Stir in sherry, rosemary, 1 t. salt, 1 t. pepper. Cook about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally until most of the liquid has evaporated. Remove from heat and stir in the parsley.
  • 6In a very large bowl, whip eggs, cream, chicken stock and 1 1/2 c. Gruyere cheese together. Add the toasted bread. Stir and then add the vegetable mixture. Mix well until everything is combined.
  • 7Let stand for 30 minutes (if you're making it the day before, this is where you place it in pan, cover and refrigerate.)
    Place it in casserole pan, top it with remaining Gruyere cheese.
  • 8Place in oven and cook for 45-50 minutes or until top is brown and knife inserted into center comes out clean.

Printable Recipe Card

About Apple and Herb bread pudding dressing

Course/Dish: Side Casseroles, Dressings
Hashtags: #stuffing, #holiday

Show 3 Comments & Reviews

25 Seriously Awesome Fruit & Veggie Recipes

25 Seriously Awesome Fruit & Veggie Recipes

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

These recipes might be for side dishes, but they are going to take center stage at your next meal!

Easy Christmas Side Dish Recipes

Easy Christmas Side Dish Recipes

Kitchen Crew

One of the easiest ways to add something to a holiday meal is to amp up the side dishes. Ham, roast beef and turkey are traditional main courses. And for...

Turkey And Side Dish Recipes For Your Thanksgiving Menu

Turkey and Side Dish Recipes for Your Thanksgiving Menu

Kitchen Crew

Holiday menu planning has begun! For the next two months, I'll be cooking for Thanksgiving, Christmas, a holiday party and New Year's Eve. Whew... that's a lot. With all the...