Fruited Bread Stuffing

Enjoy this baked fruited bread stuffing that’s a perfect side dish recipe for any occasion.

  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 60 min
  • Servings 12

1
cup butter or margarine
2
large stalks celery (with leaves), chopped (1 1/2 cups)
3/4
cup finely chopped onion
9
cups soft bread cubes (about 15 slices bread)
1
cup diced orange sections or mandarin orange segments
1
cup chopped cooking apple
2
tablespoons chopped fresh or 1 1/2 teaspoons dried sage leaves
1
tablespoon chopped fresh or 1 teaspoon dried thyme leaves
1 1/2
teaspoons salt
1/2
teaspoon pepper

  • 1 Heat oven to 325º. Grease bottom and side of 3-quart casserole or rectangular baking dish, 13x9x2 inches, with shortening.
  • 2 Melt butter in 4-quart Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Cook celery and onion in butter, stirring occasionally, until tender; remove from heat.
  • 3 Toss celery mixture and remaining ingredients. Spoon into casserole.
  • 4 Cover and bake 30 minutes. Uncover and bake about 15 minutes longer or until heated through.

Expert Tips

You can also use this stuffing to stuff one 12- to 14-pound turkey. Prepare recipe as directed, but don't spoon into casserole. Stuff turkey just before baking.

For Old-Fashioned Bread Stuffing, omit the orange sections and apples.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
240
(
Calories from Fat
155),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
17g
17%
(Saturated Fat
10g,
10%
),
Cholesterol
40mg
40%;
Sodium
570mg
570%;
Total Carbohydrate
20g
20%
(Dietary Fiber
2g
2%
),
Protein
3g
3%
;
% Daily Value*:
Iron
6%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 3 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.