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Slow Cooker Cranberry Apple Stuffing

Rated as 4.2 out of 5 Stars
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"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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Ingredients

3 h 20 m servings 122
Original recipe yields 15 servings

Directions

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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.

Footnotes

  • 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 ...

Most helpful critical review

Everyone loved the flavor, but it came out looking like slop. Wondering if buying the hard croutons versus fresh bread would help...

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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...

Everyone loved the flavor, but it came out looking like slop. Wondering if buying the hard croutons versus fresh bread would help...

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...