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Cranberry Apple Sausage Stuffing. A classic Thanksgiving side dish that is a real crowd pleaser! Homemade Sausage Cranberry Apple Stuffing Recipe. www.modernhoney.com #stuffing #sausasgestuffing #cranberryapplestuffing #sausageapplestuffing #thanksgiving #thanksgivingsides

Cranberry Apple Sausage Stuffing

Classic bread stuffing with sausage, dried cranberries, and crisp apple. A perfect Thanksgiving side dish!
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword cranberry apple sausage stuffing
Prep Time 40 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings 8 -12
Author Melissa Stadler, Modern Honey


  • 1 - 16 ounce pkg. Breakfast Sausage
  • 2 Onions chopped
  • 1/2 cup Celery chopped (optional)
  • 1/4 cup Butter
  • 2 Granny Smith Apples peeled and diced
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 teaspoon Pepper
  • 12 cups High-Quality White Sandwich Bread cut into 3/4 in cubes (about 1 full loaf)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Sage
  • 1/2 cup Fresh Parsley Leaves diced
  • (1) 14.5 ounce can Chicken Broth
  • 3 Eggs
  • 1/2 cup Dried Cranberries or Cherries
  • 2 Tablespoons Melted Butter (optional to drizzle on top of stuffing)


  1. Cook sausage in a large skillet over medium heat until browned and fully cooked. Remove from pan and set aside.
  2. Heat butter over medium- high heat. Add chopped onions and celery (optional) and cook for 15-20 minutes, stirring occasionally. Continue to cook until the onions are a golden color.
  3. Add the apples and continue to cook for 5 minutes. Transfer the mixture to a large bowl.
  4. Add the bread cubes, sage, and parsley. Stir to mix.
  5. Whisk the chicken broth and eggs together in a small bowl. Pour the mixture over the bread cubes. Stir in dried cranberries and cooked sausage. Gently toss to mix the ingredients.
  6. Stuff turkey with stuffing or pour into greased 9 x 13 pan. Optional: drizzle with 2 Tablespoons of melted butter.

  7. Cover with foil. Bake at 350 degrees for 40-44 minutes. After 30 minutes, remove foil and let it toast up in the oven.