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Rustic Cranberry Apple Stuffing Recipe - The Best Stuffing Ever!

by About Chef Austin Chef Austin

Best Stuffing Recipe - Rustic Cranberry Apple Stuffing Recipe

We have everything you need to create a stuffing dish that will blow your family away: Tools, gadgets, bakeware, and even an amazing stuffing dish recipe! Employees Kristin and Melissa make this stuffing dish every year and it blows us away every time! Here's how to make it:


The BEST Stuffing Ever Recipe


Makes: 10-12 Servings

Prep Time: 45 Minutes
Cook Time: 45-55 Minutes



1 1/2 Cups Cubed Whole Wheat Bread
3 3/4 Cups Cubed White Bread
1 Pound Ground Turkey Sausage (or ground chicken)
1 Medium Onion
3 Stalks of Celery
2 1/2 Tsp Dried Sage
1 1/2 Tsp Dried Rosemary
1/2 Teaspoon Dried Thyme
1 Golden Delicious Apple
3/4 Cup Dried Cranberries
1/3 Cup Packed Fresh Parsley
1 Cooked Turkey Liver, finely chopped
3/4 Cup Turkey Stock
4 Tbsp Butter, melted

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Best Stuffing Recipe - Rustic Cranberry Apple Stuffing Recipe

Step 1
Preheat oven to 350°F. Spread the white and whole wheat bread cubes in a single layer on a large baking sheet. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven, or until evenly toasted. Transfer toasted bread cubes to a large bowl.

Best Stuffing Recipe - Rustic Cranberry Apple Stuffing Recipe

Step 2
Chop onion and celery. Core and chop the apple. Finely chop the parsley. You may substitute fresh herbs if you wish, just double the amount. 

Best Stuffing Recipe - Rustic Cranberry Apple Stuffing Recipe

Step 3
In a large skillet, cook the sausage and onions over medium heat, stirring and breaking up the lumps until evenly browned. Add the celery, sage, rosemary, and thyme; cook, stirring, for 2 minutes to blend flavors.

Best Stuffing Recipe - Rustic Cranberry Apple Stuffing Recipe

Step 4
Pour sausage mixture over bread in a bowl. Mix in chopped apple, dried cranberries, parsley, and liver. Drizzle with turkey stock and melted butter, and mix lightly.

Step 5
Bake in preheated oven for 45-55 minutes until top is browned. Ta-da! Enjoy this stuffing dish on Thanksgiving or make it to celebrate #NationalStuffingDay on November 21! Or maybe both! Also, check out all the products we recommend to use while making this stuffing dish here!


About Chef Austin

About the Author: 

Chef Austin Merath is Everything Kitchen's Culinary Wizard, Kitchen-Gadget Reviewer, and New-Product Tester. He studied under chefs in College of the Ozarks' Culinary Program. It's his job to make sure you choose the kitchen tools that are right for you by testing the best we have to offer. When not cooking, Austin is tinkering with computers or exploring the Ozarks with his wife Amy. Click here for his full bio.