Friday, November 5, 2010

Recipe: Apple Stuffing

Apple Stuffing

2 medium apples, cored, diced
1/3 cup diced onion
2 tablespoons butter
2 (6 ounce) boxes stuffing mix, prepared according to package directions
3 eggs, slightly beaten

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.  In large skillet, saute apple and onion in butter over medium heat until tender.  In large bowl, combine prepared stuffing, apple mixture, and eggs. Mix well.  Pour into greased 13x9 inch baking dish. bake 30 minutes or until golden brown. Makes 8 to 10 servings.

This recipe is a recreation of one I saw on Rachel Ray's show a few years ago.  It was one of her Thanksgiving specials, in which she makes the whole meal in 60 minutes.  I loved her idea of putting apples in the stuffing, but she used a lot of ingredients when she made the stuffing and I only like to use a few ingredients when I cook.  After a couple of experiments, I came up with the above recipe.  Rachel put her stuffing in the cups of a muffin pan.  When I tested this recipe on my husband and son that is the way I made it too.  We like the crunchy brown parts of stuffing and by baking it in the muffin pan each serving is nice and crunchy on the outside and moist on the inside.

The stuffing is savory, with just a hint of the apple sweetness.  I don't like dry stuffing, and by adding the apple that problem is avoided.  My son Tyler, was never a fan of stuffing until I created this recipe, now he loves it!  I am sure it is the addition of the apple that he likes more than the stuffing.

Tyler was allergic to apples when he was a little boy.  When he was five, we attended a Fall Harvest party at our church.  All of the kids were given a bag full of candy with an apple thrown in to make the adults feel better about the sugar overload.  When I realized there was an apple in the bag, I began looking for my son to make sure he didn't eat the apple.  I found him hiding in a corner, munching on the apple as quickly as he could.  I took the apple away from him and told him to eat the candy.  As I turned to throw the apple away, I caught  another mom looking at me in horror, for encouraging my son to eat candy instead of the nutritious apple.  I explained to her, that in a few minutes he would begin to get sick from eating the apple.  I couldn't have her thinking I was a bad mother or a candy pusher now could I.

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  2. I've never had stuffing made from the mix, your recipe sounds good. I like the addition of the apple and baking it in a muffin cup is a good idea too.

  3. I have never used box stuffing in my life as I like my own recipe too much, but I am sure I can adapt this around my recipe. I have a couple of cooking apples so will try it out. Diane

  4. hahaha did Tyler get sick? I like the muffin pan idea too! By the way your baked tortilla chip chickens strips were great...everyone liked it!

  5. I love this sounds fantastic!
    Congrats Jennifurala for the win!!!

  6. What a perfect recipe to add to my Thanksgiving menu! Love this. So easy to serve too. Have a great weekend!!

  7. Great recipe Linda! I've never made stuffing from a mix either but this sounds great. I always add apples and maybe some dried cherries to it. I like the muffin cups idea!

    Too funny, a candy pusher! I can imagine the look on that woman's face. Not fun for Tyler though. A good friend of mine is allergic to only apples, they make her break out in hives.

  8. So yummy! Wish my family wouldn't freak out if there were apples in the stuffing!:) Poor boy:(

  9. Stuffing is my favorite thing to eat at Thanksgiving. I love putting them into muffin cups in the oven too. Like you said, they come out really crunchy and you just can't beat that. Great idea to add apples into it for a nice sweetness. By the way, I'm holding a CSN giveaway on my blog and you're welcome to come by and enter.

  10. That is priceless. I am sure the other parents thought that you were crazy for encouraging candy over apples. This stuffing does look good though. I love apples in my stuffing, it does make it taste a whole lot better.

  11. What a great idea for stuffing. I will make it to go with our roast pork this weekend - my dad loves a bit of stuffing with his pork. Thanks for the inspiration !!

  12. Everything looks yummy, thanks for sharing.

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  14. Have you tried freezing this? I'd like to try this recipe but would need to freeze some...looks delish!

  15. Very nice idea! i prefer boxed stuffing to "real" stuffing. At least I have been unable to make it from scratch really good. This is a nice way to change it up and I LOVE the addition of apples.I just found a cornbread stuffing with apples I was going to try but I think that i like this better!

  16. Oh I remember watching that Rachel Ray episode! And I absolutely love your version of this stuffing! It looks divine and I can't wait to try it! Loved the funny story about your son and the apple, too.:)

  17. This is how I made stuffing for my Thanksgiving last year, and they were a big hit. Yum!

  18. You make stuffing sound so easy; never thought of adding apples; I'm afraid my son's would have a fit.