Cranberry Apple Stuffing

This Cranberry Apple Stuffing is a family favorite. We love making it at Thanksgiving, but it’s so good we make it all year round. Although gluten-free stuffing may not seem like a big deal, it is to us. Since my older son and I both have celiac disease stuffing is not something we take for granted.

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Gluten-Free Stuffing Recipe for Thanksgiving

While stuffing is often a time consuming and complex dish to make, this recipe is a bit easier. It’s a traditional bread stuffing spiked with cranberries and green apples. I don’t bake my stuffing inside a turkey because it doesn’t bake evenly when prepared this way. I also like to brown this paleo stuffing in the oven so baking it separately is key.

Cranberry Apple Stuffing

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  • Soak dried cranberries in chicken broth for 1-2 hours
  • Heat oil in a 9 inch skillet, over medium heat
  • Sauté onion until soft, about 15 minutes
  • Add celery and sauté for 10 minutes
  • Add apple and parsley and sauté for 3 minutes, until apples begin to soften
  • Transfer mixture to a large bowl
  • Bake bread cubes on a parchment paper lined baking sheet for 5-10 minutes at 350°F
  • Cool for 20 minutes
  • Stir bread cubes into vegetable mixture
  • Whisk eggs and salt into cranberry-chicken broth mixture
  • Add egg-cranberry mixture to stuffing, tossing to combine
  • Transfer stuffing to a 9 x 13 inch baking dish
  • Bake stuffing at 350°F uncovered until cooked through and browned on top, about 40 minutes
  • Let stand 10-15 minutes
  • Serve
Prep Time 1 hr 10 mins
Cool Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 1 hr 13 mins
Total Time 2 hrs 53 mins
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This gluten-free Cranberry Apple Stuffing recipe is based on one I found in Bon Appétit. It has all the components of a good stuffing recipe! For me this includes bread (gluten-free of course), onions, celery, chicken broth, and eggs. These ingredients are the key to a good stuffing recipe!

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43 responses to “Cranberry Apple Stuffing”

  1. I am confused, is stuffing not put into the turkey, it is stuffing after all,?What do you put inside your Turkey.

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