Apples and fresh cranberries add a unique twist to this variation on the classic stuffing. Use fresh sage or rubbed sage in this recipe; the ground version is too bitter.

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Source: EatingWell Magazine, Holiday Issue 1995

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Recipe Summary

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50 mins
Servings:
8
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spread whole-wheat and white bread on a baking sheet and bake until lightly toasted, 15 to 20 minutes.

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  • Meanwhile, place giblets and water in a small saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer, covered, for 10 minutes. Drain, reserving the cooking liquid. Finely chop the giblets and set aside.

  • Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add celery and onion; cook, stirring occasionally, until softened, about 5 to 7 minutes. Add apples, cook for 3 minutes longer. Add the giblet-cooking liquid, sage and thyme. Reduce heat to low and simmer until the apples are tender and most of the liquid has evaporated, 5 to 7 minutes. Transfer the mixture to a large bowl and add the toasted bread, giblets and cranberries. Drizzle broth over the bread mixture and toss until evenly moistened. Season with salt and pepper.

  • Reduce oven temperature to 325 degrees . Transfer stuffing to a lightly oiled casserole dish and cover with foil. Bake until heated through, 35 to 45 minutes. If you would like a crisp top, uncover for the last 15 minutes of baking.

Tips

Tips: If you don't have turkey giblets, omit Step 2 and substitute 3/4 cup chicken broth for the giblet-cooking liquid in Step 3; omit adding chopped giblets.

To make quick work of chopping cranberries, place whole berries in a food processor and pulse a few times until the berries are coarsely chopped.

Nutrition Facts

241 calories; protein 10.5g 21% DV; carbohydrates 41.8g 14% DV; exchange other carbs 3; dietary fiber 6g 24% DV; sugars 12.6g; fat 3.6g 6% DV; saturated fat 0.5g 3% DV; cholesterol 55.4mg 19% DV; vitamin a iu 1744.5IU 35% DV; vitamin c 6.4mg 11% DV; folate 55.5mcg 14% DV; calcium 100mg 10% DV; iron 2.5mg 14% DV; magnesium 34.8mg 12% DV; potassium 254.3mg 7% DV; sodium 423.6mg 17% DV; thiamin 0.3mg 28% DV.

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11/20/2012
Very very good! I added fresh rosemary and garlic. It was very tasty! Pros: Fresh ingredients easy to prepare Cons: A little bland if you don't actually stuff in the bird Read More