Cornbread & Apple Stuffing
From EatingWell: The Essential EatingWell Cookbook (2004)
Redolent of sage and thyme, this cornbread stuffing has chunks of apples and raisins for sweet balance.
- Wholesome Cornbread, (recipe follows)
- 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
- 1 small onion, chopped (1 cup)
- 1 large stalk celery, diced (1/2 cup)
- 2 red apples, such as Cortland, diced
- 1/2 cup golden raisins
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 tablespoon chopped fresh sage, or 1 teaspoon dried rubbed sage
- 1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme, or 1 teaspoon dried
- 1 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth, or vegetable broth, divided
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- Freshly ground pepper, to taste
- 1/2 cup apple cider, or apple juice
- Prepare Wholesome Cornbread.
- When the cornbread has cooled, crumble into rough chunks (you should have about 6 cups). Spread the chunks and crumbs out on a large baking sheet. Toast in the oven at 350°F, stirring occasionally, until crisp but not browned, 25 to 30 minutes. Let cool.
- Meanwhile, heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add onion and celery; cook, stirring, until softened, about 5 minutes. Add apples, golden raisins, garlic, sage and thyme; cook, stirring, for 2 minutes. Add 1/2 cup broth and cook until most of the liquid has evaporated, 5 to 6 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Transfer to a large bowl.
- Preheat oven to 350°F, Coat a 3-quart baking dish with cooking spray.
- Add the toasted cornbread to the apple mixture and toss to mix. Drizzle cider (or juice) and the remaining 1/2 cup broth over the mixture and toss until evenly moistened. Transfer the stuffing to the prepared baking dish and cover with foil. Bake at until heated through, 35 to 45 minutes. For a crisp top, remove the foil for the last 15 minutes.
Tips & Notes
- Make Ahead Tip: Prepare through Step 2. Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 1 week.
Per serving: 175 calories; 5 g fat (1 g sat, 3 g mono); 19 mg cholesterol; 30 g carbohydrates; 5 g protein; 3 g fiber; 281 mg sodium; 173 mg potassium.
Carbohydrate Servings: 2
Exchanges: 1 starch, 1/2 fruit, 1/2 other carbohydrate, 1/2 fat
More From EatingWell
Our easy holiday appetizer recipes are great for a holiday...
Citrus fruit, such as grapefruit, lemons, limes and oranges,...
Kale and other dark leafy greens are a flavorful, vitamin-...
Making a quick and healthy dinner when you really pressed for...
A piping hot bowl of soup is the ultimate comfort food during...
Decadent cream-based soups are typically loaded with...
Enjoy seasonal fresh fruit even in winter with these healthy...
Winter salads can taste like a refreshing start to those...
Save money on food during the holiday season but still eat...
Pasta is a favorite comfort food—it’s quick, easy to cook and...
Picture this: You arrive home tired and frazzled, and the...
Our gluten-free cookie recipes are a healthy and delicious...
Whether you’re making Christmas cookies for your annual...
End your holiday meal on a sweet note with our healthy...
Spend more time with friends and family and less time in the...
Our festive holiday cocktails, including healthy recipes for...
- Type of Dish
- Side dish, grain
- Ease of Preparation
- Total Time
- More than 1 hour
- 8 or more
- The Essential EatingWell Cookbook (2004)