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Apple Sausage and Cranberry Stuffing

Russ Myers


What makes this Sausage Apple and Cranberry Stuffing wicked good? Quite simply, the fresh savory and tart-sweet flavors, as well as the beautiful festive colors, are so appealing and ideal for either Thanksgiving or Christmas.

No other stuffing recipe you may have ever tasted compares!

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Makes enough stuffing to stuff a 16 to 18 pound turkey (which serves 10 to 12) plus plenty extra.
30 Min
30 Min


5 1/2 c
cubed white european style or sourdough bread
2 1/2 c
cubed whole grain wheat bread
1 1/2 lb
ground pork sausage, such as bob evans® brand
1 1/2 c
chopped yellow onion
1 1/2 c
grated carrot (2 to 3 large carrots)
1 1/4 c
chopped celery
3 Tbsp
chopped fresh sage leaves
2 Tbsp
chopped fresh rosemary leaves
2 1/2 tsp
fresh thyme leaves
1 large
golden delicious apple, cored & coarsely chopped
1 large
granny smith apple, cored & coarsely chopped
1 1/4 c
dried cranberries
1/2 c
minced fresh parsley
3/4 c
turkey giblet stock
3/4 c
fine-quality chardonnay or dry white wine
6 Tbsp
unsalted butter, melted

How to Make Apple Sausage and Cranberry Stuffing


  • 1Preheat oven to 350º F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper. Bake the white or sourdough and whole wheat bread cubes in one layer on prepared baking sheets until golden brown, about 10 to 15 minutes, stirring halfway through baking time. Transfer toasted bread cubes to a bowl and let them cool.
  • 2In a large skillet, cook the sausage and onions over medium-high heat, stirring and breaking up the lumps until evenly browned. Add the carrots, celery and herbs; cook for 2 minutes while stirring to blend flavors. Pour sausage mixture over bread in bowl. Stir in chopped apples cranberries and parsley. Drizzle the stock, wine and melted butter over stuffing mixture; toss well. Allow stuffing to cool completely before stuffing turkey. Spoon loosely into turkey cavities to fill.
  • 3To bake stuffing separately outside the bird, bake in a generously buttered casserole dish in a preheated 350ºF oven for 30 to 40 minutes, covered. Remove the casserole from the oven and remove the lid. Drizzle desired amount of butter over the top. (Two tablespoons will do.) Return to oven and bake an additional 10 to 15 minutes for a crisp, golden brown top.

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About Apple Sausage and Cranberry Stuffing

Main Ingredient: Bread
Regional Style: American
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Heirloom