WOOO! It’s Thanksgiving food time! Now is the time everyone is planning menus, gathering delicious new recipes to try and calling their grandmas for the old tried and true recipes they just HAVE to have. So in honor of all that, I’ve decided to share a couple of excellent, easy Thanksgiving recipes with you this week. Starting with stuffing. Now, let’s get one thing straight- I am a Southerner. We don’t do ‘stuffing’; we do ‘dressing’. Made with cornbread. And we don’t put anything snooty in it, either. None of this Yankee-fied “chestnuts and sausage” business. Very straight-forward and very, very delicious. BUT, that doesn’t mean I can’t experiment with some delicious ideas before Thanksgiving! I do realize that the majority of my reader enjoy what my family calls “Yankee Stuffing”, and I need to stretch my boundaries a little, SO I made you some Yankee stuffing. It’s pretty good, too….for Yankee stuffing. 😉

Sourdough Stuffing with Caramelized Onions, Apples and Cranberries
-by me
(this only makes one 9 inch pan- you may want to double or triple it for a large crowd)

1 loaf sourdough bread, crusts removed and cut into cubes
2 stalks celery, chopped
1 medium onion, sliced into thin rings
1 small green apple, peeled and chopped
1/3 cup dried cranberries
1 1/2 teaspoons dried, ground sage
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1 1/4 cups chicken broth

In a medium skillet over medium heat, cook the onions in a little olive oil for about 15-20 minutes, or until soft and caramelized. Stir in the apples and celery. Cook for about 5 minutes (you don’t want the apples to get mushy- just fairly soft).
In a large bowl, combine the bread, onion/apple mixture, cranberries, sage and salt and pepper. Pour into a greased 9×9 baking dish then pour the chicken broth over the mixture. Bake in a 350 degree oven for 45-50 minutes.



  1. I love stuffing! Never tried it with fruit before. But yours looks amazing!


    Comment by Jennifer — November 10, 2010 @ 1:45 PM

  2. I don’t think stuffing could look any tastier. Love the combination of flavors here.


    Comment by Eliana — November 10, 2010 @ 3:12 PM

  3. this stuffing sounds and looks delicious!! im lookong forward to the holiday recipes to come!


    Comment by pup — November 10, 2010 @ 3:13 PM

  4. Haha I’m a Yankee but strangely one that doesn’t like stuffing much. That said, I do LOVE caramelized onions so this one might have a shot with me. The combination of flavors sounds great!


    Comment by Tracey — November 10, 2010 @ 7:02 PM

  5. You know how much I LOVE sourdough… 🙂


    Comment by Jessica of My Baking Heart — November 10, 2010 @ 10:53 PM

  6. I am definitely a Yankee and we usually have the traditional sausage stuffing (not dressing!)but this also looks really good! I bet the sourdough gives it much more flaovr than traditional bread cubes. This looks like a great recipe to try, but I can tell you that there will not be any cornbread in this house on Thanksgiving! 🙂


    Comment by Melissa @ Made in Melissa's Kitchen — November 11, 2010 @ 7:12 AM

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