Recipe By Patti
Published Jun 8th
Prep 15m Cook 1h Additional - Ready In 1h 15m
Servings 12 servings Calories 299.5

This stuffing is great for vegetarians and non-vegetarians. It has a wonderful light and fruity taste. Since most of my family has been vegetarian for 25 years, we make this stuffing in a casserole instead of stuffing it in the turkey. You can, however, stuff the turkey with it and it is just as good!

Recipe Ingredients

  • 1 (1 pound) loaf Italian bread, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 1 (16 ounce) can whole cranberry sauce
  • 3 Granny Smith apples, cored and sliced
  • 1 cup golden raisins
  • 1 tablespoon grated lemon zest
  • 2 teaspoons grated orange zest
  • 1 ½ teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ cup apple cider
  • ½ cup melted butter

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a large casserole dish.
  2. 2 In a large bowl, mix the bread cubes, cranberry sauce, apples, raisins, lemon zest, and orange zest. Season with salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg. In a separate bowl, beat together the eggs, cider, and butter. Toss the egg mixture with the bread mixture until evenly moist. Transfer to the prepared casserole dish.
  3. 3 Bake 1 hour in the preheated oven, or until lightly browned.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 299.5
  • Carbohydrate 49.8 g
  • Cholesterol 51.3 mg
  • Fat 9.9 g
  • Fiber 3 g
  • Protein 5.1 g
  • Saturated Fat 5.5 g
  • Sodium 589 mg
  • Sugar 22.4 g


  1. I used left-over challah bread and my own home-made cranberry sauce. The stuffing turned out really not sweet enough for my taste and I am sorry to have wasted my good cranberry sauce. Maybe it would taste better stuffed inside the turkey?
  2. One word.....YUM I added dried apricots instead of raisens and pressed apple and pear juice instead of cider and it was delicous TY
  3. No one liked this recipe at all. It looked good though.
  4. Great Recipe I have never been a stuffing fan and typically would eat it only to be polite. But this is a great alternative to the same old stuffing! Great with yams and cranberry sauce and tastes amazing both fresh and as leftovers. I also added some cream sherry to the recipe for a little - Read more ...
  5. Superb. For the past three years I've hosted a pre-Thanksgiving dinner with my friends at college. Every year I've used this recipe and it's never failed to be a hit. I always use an extra touch of butter and last year I threw some rosemary and poultry seasoning into the mix. Worked wonderfully. The apple - Read more ...
  6. You can make a Breakfast dish from the left overs! I got RAVE reviews from my family when I made breakfast with the left over stuffing! I mixed up 6 eggs milk and some additional sugar and cinnamon I added stuffing until the mixture was well saturated and still had a little egg liquid to - Read more ...
  7. I made this stuffing for Thanksgiving. All the fruit made it a wonderful change from typical stuffing. Everyone loved it! I'll definitely make it again though I might add a bit more cider next time.
  8. This is the best sweet stuffing that I have ever had. I used corn bread instead of the Italien bread and added a little more apple cider to make it more moist. My husband thought it was the best ever.
  9. This was awewsome! What a great blend of ingredients! Everyone loved it!

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