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Apple and Herb Stuffing
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
40 mins
Total Time
50 mins

Apple and Herb Stuffing is a delicious side dish for your Thanksgiving table that has a seasonal flair! The apples and herbs give it a sweet and savory flavor that is great with turkey and some white wine!

Course: Dinner, Side Dish
Cuisine: Apple, Bread, Easy Sides, Herb, Side Dish, Stuffing, Thanksgiving
Keyword: Apples, BRead, Dressing, Easy Sides, Side Dish, Stuffing, Thanksgiving Meal
  • 2 T olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 small to medium Granny Smith apples, peeled and coarsely chopped
  • 6 T butter, divided
  • 2 t fresh rosemary, finely chopped
  • 1 T fresh sage, finely chopped
  • 1 T fresh thyme, finely chopped
  • 10 slices day old white bread (I either leave the bread out in a sheet pan for several hours, turning once or very lightly toast the bread)
  • 2 c water
  1. Preheat oven to 350. In a 5 qt dutch oven, heat 2 T olive oil until hot. Add onion and stir occasionally until tender and lightly browned. Add the chopped apples and cook 5 minutes. 

  2. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, heat 4 T butter and add the bread and chopped herbs, stir often until bread is lightly browned, fragrant and evenly tossed with the herbs (about 6-8 minutes). 

  3. Once the apples have cooked 5 minutes, pour in 2 c water and 2 T butter and heat to boiling. Simmer for 2-3 minutes until slightly reduced, and add the bread/herb mixture. Stir until well mixed. 

  4. Optional - put the mixture into an oven safe 8x8 casserole dish and bake for 15-20 minutes until slightly browned. 

Recipe Notes

The original recipe calls for a 16 oz package of herb seasoned stuffing. This is a great option for an even quicker dish!