Delicious dressing great on its own or baked with your favorite meat. Originally submitted to ThanksgivingRecipe.com.

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Recipe Summary

Servings:
9
Yield:
8 - 10 servings
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Ingredients

9
Original recipe yields 9 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). Lightly butter a 2 quart casserole dish.

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  • Cover raisins with boiling water and let sit for 5 minutes. Drain well then toss them with the bread cubes.

  • In a skillet melt the butter and saute the onions, garlic, and celery for about 4 to 5 minutes. Stir the sauteed onions into the bread cube mixture. Add the diced apples, parsley, salt and paprika and stir carefully. Place stuffing mix in the prepared dish or you can alternately place it in a large roaster with your favorite uncooked meat (pork chops, turkey, chicken, etc.).

  • Bake the dressing for 30 to 40 minutes. If you are baking the dressing with meat cook it until the meat is completely done all the way through.

Nutrition Facts

288 calories; protein 3.2g; carbohydrates 34.6g; fat 16.4g; cholesterol 40.7mg; sodium 696.5mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (40)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
10/08/2002
this makes a great thanksgiving stuffing for turkey. however i would suggest cutting down the amount of butter called for and add some chicken broth (about one cup). this makes the stuffing more moist and cuts down on the fat content. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
12/22/2003
It was very dry. Next time I will add some chicken broth to it. Read More
(22)
50 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 30
  • 4 star values: 13
  • 3 star values: 5
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
10/08/2002
this makes a great thanksgiving stuffing for turkey. however i would suggest cutting down the amount of butter called for and add some chicken broth (about one cup). this makes the stuffing more moist and cuts down on the fat content. Read More
(33)
Rating: 3 stars
12/22/2003
It was very dry. Next time I will add some chicken broth to it. Read More
(22)
Rating: 1 stars
10/09/2003
I don't know what possessed me to try this recipe. In retrospect I should have known from the ingredients and instructions that it wouldn't be good. I made it for Thanksgiving dinner but I was too embarrassed to serve it. The only advice I can give to someone who definitely wants to try this recipe is to maybe chop the apple well (I diced it) and perhaps crumble the bread instead of cubing it. Read More
(19)
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Rating: 5 stars
11/22/2005
It's a five star when you add mushrooms. I have been using this recipe for years. It's right out of Joy of Cooking but Joy of Cooking didn't have mushrooms in the recipe. Cut the bread into crouton size squares and don't skimp on celery or onion. I usually have to make a lot more and add 1/3 more ingredients. The raisins make this recipe taste as if I used wine at least that's what my dinner guests tell me. Read More
(15)
Rating: 3 stars
12/31/2005
I made this for Christmas dinner and it was pretty good but not as good as I had hoped. If you follow the recipe as written it makes a LOT of dressing-- definitely more than will fit into a 2 quart baking dish (8x8) as the recipe calls for. I put it in a 9x13 pan an it was almost too much for that! I used a 16 oz package of Pepperidge Farm stuffing mix (right at 7 cups) and a little less butter (I poured some pan juices from my baked chicken over it) but otherwise followed the rest of the recipe pretty closely. The apple in it was very good and that's what my husband particularly enjoyed. Sunmaid now makes "baking raisins" which are already plumped up-- no need for soaking which was very convenient. I think if I try this again I'll make only half and will try to use plain bread cubes instead. It was good just not as yummy as I had hoped for. Read More
(14)
Rating: 5 stars
08/02/2005
A quick shortcut is to use StoveTop stuffing and add all the fixin's to it. Taste great and so easy! Read More
(14)
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Rating: 4 stars
01/21/2006
YUM! I make this stuffing every year now for Thanksgiving and it's always a hit. Use whole wheat bread for a nutty flavour. Add about 1/4 cup of chicken broth otherwise it's too dry. Read More
(9)
Rating: 4 stars
01/29/2006
This was my first attempt at home made dressing & everyone loved it! I saved some out of the Turkey to serve as a side dressing & my vegeterian friends have asked for the recipe. Read More
(8)
Rating: 5 stars
11/24/2004
This was the best stuffing I have ever made. It was just perfect. There were no left-overs. Try it! You won't be sorry. Yummy. Cindy Read More
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