Rating: 4.58 stars
269 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 191
  • 4 star values: 51
  • 3 star values: 20
  • 2 star values: 5
  • 1 star values: 2

Savory, yet sweet, this cornbread dressing will satisfy anyone's appetite. Two teaspoons of dried parsley flakes can be substituted for fresh parsley.

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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Butter a 3 quart casserole dish.

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  • Melt the butter in a heavy saucepan, and saute the celery and onion for 8 to 10 minutes, or until tender.

  • In a large bowl, combine the cornbread, stuffing mix, parsley, ginger, and salt. Mix in the celery and onion mixture, chopped apple, chopped pecans, apple juice, and beaten eggs. Spoon dressing into prepared casserole dish.

  • Bake for 30 to 35 minutes in the preheated oven, or until heated through, and lightly browned on top.

Nutrition Facts

600 calories; protein 12.3g; carbohydrates 67.6g; fat 31.9g; cholesterol 146.1mg; sodium 1244.1mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (233)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
10/16/2007
Ah...Comfort food. This made my stove top hating friend's jaw hit the floor when I told her that there was stove top in there! To free up the oven while I cooked the turkey and put the stuffing in the crockpot on high a few hours ahead of time. I stirred once every hour. To offset the sweetness that previous reviewers complained of, I only added one cup of apple juice and one cup of chickeb broth which gave it a slightly sweet flavor which really complemented the apples. Did I mention that this was the first time I ever made homemade stuffing and it was REALLY easy?!! Read More
(96)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
11/26/2006
While I liked the flavor of this dressing mine came out too dry. Perhaps it was because I halved it and maybe the proportions weren't right. If I try it again I would definatley add more juice or broth to the stuffing. Read More
(13)
269 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 191
  • 4 star values: 51
  • 3 star values: 20
  • 2 star values: 5
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
10/16/2007
Ah...Comfort food. This made my stove top hating friend's jaw hit the floor when I told her that there was stove top in there! To free up the oven while I cooked the turkey and put the stuffing in the crockpot on high a few hours ahead of time. I stirred once every hour. To offset the sweetness that previous reviewers complained of, I only added one cup of apple juice and one cup of chickeb broth which gave it a slightly sweet flavor which really complemented the apples. Did I mention that this was the first time I ever made homemade stuffing and it was REALLY easy?!! Read More
(96)
Rating: 4 stars
11/09/2003
This was really good. I stuffed chicken with it. I cut the liquid a little, it would have been too runny otherwise. Read More
(60)
Rating: 5 stars
12/18/2003
Delicious stuffing - made a big hit! I used store-made cornbread (14 0z.) and less butter (1 stick). I baked it till top was crispy. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/08/2007
This is the absolute most wonderful stuffing I have ever consumed! I stumbled upon it a few years ago when looking for a vegetarian stuffing and ever since I insist on bringing the stuffing to every Thanksgiving dinner I attend (and I can eat meat now)! People love it! Even my must-eat-meat-or-it's-no-good family! I don't even tell them it's vegetarian! Even though we all eat meat, I still make this stuffing because it is THAT good. If you are looking for vegetarian make sure you read the box on the stuffing you add to see it doesn't have dried chicken broth in it. Or substitute similar herbs or veggie bouillon (must include sage!) and stale bread cut into tiny cubes. But if you are a meat eater, trust me... this recipe is worth trying!!! You'll be convinced. Read More
(41)
Rating: 5 stars
12/02/2006
The entire table agreed this was the best dressing we'd ever had! For the first time in my life there was no leftover dressing at the end of the day. I substituted 1 cup raisins for the celery (I had two celery haters at the table -- the raisins tasted great with the apples I definitely recommend this even if you're using celery too) and used only 1 1/2 cups apple juice. Read More
(26)
Rating: 5 stars
12/18/2003
This stuffing was great!!!! I don't usually like stuffing but the cornbread and apples (we used Fujis) were a perfect combination. All 13 people at Thanksgiving dinner agreed! Thanks for the great recipe:) Read More
(24)
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Rating: 5 stars
11/27/2011
We've been making this for years! My mom got this from the Houston Chronicle. Here are a few differences in our recipe my notes are in braces: 3 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon ginger OR poultry seasoning I like poultry seasoning best 1 cup sliced celery 1/2 pound bulk sausage sauteed (optional) 2 cups chopped apples (about three) 2 cups apple juice OR half apple juice half turkey stock The prep steps are the same. If you use the sausage omit the butter. Saute the sausage then add the vegetables. The dressing can be stuffed lightly into body and neck cavities of turkey. Makes enough for an 18-pound turkey. My hints and preferences are... I make my cornbread into muffins. They bake more quickly. I make them the day before. Day-old is good! My cornbread recipe does not call for much sugar (1/4 cup to 1 cup flour and 1 cup cornmeal). You want a savory cornbread not sweet. I have not used the sausage in years but this recipe is good either way. I have cut the butter down and substituted oil for part of it. 3/4 cup butter is 12 tablespoons! I think 6 tablespoons butter and 4 of vegetable oil work well. I up the poultry seasoning to 1 teaspoon. I have left the eggs out or reduced them but I prefer it with the eggs. If you leave them out make sure you have enough liquid so it won't be dry. I usually use half apple juice half turkey stock (or chicken stock). I have increased pecans to one cup. Enjoy! Read More
(22)
Rating: 5 stars
12/08/2002
I have made this wonderful recipe twice. My family just loves it! I used Jiffy cornbread mix so it is sweet but the sweetness is subdued by the other ingredients. I highly recommend this recipe. Read More
(19)
Rating: 5 stars
12/18/2003
I was very proud of myself when my husband (the stuffing connoisseur) gave this recipe his highest praises. It's moist and savory and every other bite or so you'll get a wonderful sweet apple surprise. Very interesting in taste and texture - this one will show up on my table for many Thanksgivings to come. Read More
(18)
Rating: 3 stars
11/26/2006
While I liked the flavor of this dressing mine came out too dry. Perhaps it was because I halved it and maybe the proportions weren't right. If I try it again I would definatley add more juice or broth to the stuffing. Read More
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