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Slow Cooker Cranberry Apple Stuffing

Rated as 4.33 out of 5 Stars

"Save room in the oven and make Thanksgiving stuffing in the slow-cooker instead. Savory sage, parsley and onion combine with sweet and tangy chopped apples and cranberries for a classic seasonal side."
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3 h 20 m servings 122
Original recipe yields 15 servings


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  1. Melt butter in large skillet on medium heat. Add celery and onion; cook and stir 5 minutes or until softened. Stir in apples and cranberries.
  2. Spray inside of slow cooker with no stick cooking spray. Add stock and seasonings; stir to blend. Stir in bread cubes and vegetable mixture. Cover.
  3. Cook 3 hours on LOW or until desired texture.


  • Test Kitchen Tips:
  • For best results, use crisp sweet-tart red apples, such as Empire, Baldwin or Honeycrisp.
  • For moister stuffing, increase chicken stock to 3 cups.
  • For drier stuffing, allow bread cubes to air-dry overnight.
  • Optional Ingredients:
  • Cook 1/2 pound crumbled sausage with the celery and onion.
  • Add 1/2 cup chopped pecans when adding the apples and cranberries.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 122 calories; 3.8 20.2 2.7 8 330 Full nutrition

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This was a hit. I got a bunch of compliments at Thanksgiving. I'm never making stuffing in the oven again. I peeled the apples, not sure if that was necessary, I thought it made them blend in a ...

Since I can’t have my mother’s stuffing anymore, I’ve had bagged/boxed stuffing, but this year I wanted something outside the box, so to speak. I wanted to make something fancier, so to speak. T...

It tasted very good but texture was very mushy.

I made this for Thanksgiving dinner and it was a hugh success!! Different and delicious!!

Very popular with the family and very tasty. I added a small amount of red wine also.

I usually make a different recipe for dressing every year. My husband said this was the best yet. Extremely moist. Will definitely make this one again. The crock pot was a great choice to free u...

This recipe turned out better than I expected! I decreased sage to 1.5 teaspoons and added 1/4 cup more stock. I did spray slow cooker with no-stick cooking spray, but it stuck to bottom of po...

This had really good flavor and was easy to prepare. I think it would have been better if it could have been put in the oven for the last bit of cooking to crisp it up, but I would definitely ma...