Dried Cherry-Apple Stuffing

Go way beyond bread crumbs with a stuffing recipe fortified with apples, dried cherries and chopped pecans. What a substantial—and savory—side.

  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 10 min
  • Servings 24

1/2
cup butter or margarine, melted
1
large onion, finely chopped (1 cup)
1
package (16 oz) herb-seasoned stuffing mix crumbs
2
medium red apples, chopped (2 cups)
1 1/2
cups dried cherries
1
cup chopped pecans
2 1/2
cups Progresso™ chicken broth (from 32-oz carton)

  • 1 Heat oven to 325°F. Grease 13x9-inch (3-quart) glass baking dish with shortening or cooking spray. In 8-inch skillet, melt butter over medium heat. Add onion; cook 4 to 6 minutes, stirring occasionally, until tender.
  • 2 In large bowl, thoroughly mix cooked onion and remaining ingredients. Use 4 cups of the stuffing to fill body cavities of 12-pound turkey (do not pack stuffing because it will expand during roasting). Place remaining stuffing in baking dish. Cover with foil; refrigerate until ready to bake.
  • 3 Roast stuffed turkey as directed in recipe. Bake stuffing in baking dish with turkey for the last 40 to 50 minutes of baking time or until thoroughly heated (165°F).

Expert Tips

Use crisp, sweet apples, such as Braeburn, Cortland or Gala, for this stuffing.

For a festive twist, substitute sweetened dried cranberries for the cherries.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
180
(
Calories from Fat
70),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
8g
8%
(Saturated Fat
3g,
3%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
10mg
10%;
Sodium
440mg
440%;
Total Carbohydrate
24g
24%
(Dietary Fiber
2g
2%
  Sugars
7g
7%
),
Protein
3g
3%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
8%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
4%;
Iron
6%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.