Appetizing Thanksgiving Apple Stuffing


Preparing delicious food for your Thanksgiving meal doesn’t have to break the bank.  Get creative with ingredients from your neighborhood Family Dollar, and you’ll find you might make a dish to outshine the former Thanksgiving favorite—the turkey! Using easy to find staples and a few fresh ingredients, this homemade stuffing recipe embraces the best of the season.

Ingredients for stuffing:

* Loaf of bread
½  stick of butter or margarine
1 c. chopped onion
1 c. chopped celery
1 c. chopped apple
* 3 TB raisins
* 3 TB almonds
* ½ c. applesauce (or a 4 oz. pre-sized cup)
1 c. broth
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1 ½ teaspoons Bell’s Seasoning (or make your own version using the many spices available at Family Dollar by using this recipe:

items with a *  were purchased at Family Dollar

Step One:  You’ll need a loaf of stale bread.  Since the bread at Family Dollar was fresh, I mimicked it by toasting the slices in a single layer at 300 degrees in the oven.  Check every few minutes until it has a dry and ‘stale’ consistency.  Once cool enough to handle, cut into cubes; I used kitchen shears to make this job easy.   You could also leave the bread out overnight to make it ‘stale.’   Add cubes to large baking dish.

Step Two:  Melt butter (or margarine) in large skillet.  Add in onion, celery, apple, raisins, and almonds.  Cook until the vegetables are soft.

Step Three:  Turn off heat.  Stir in chicken broth, applesauce, and salt.  Pour over the bread cubes in the baking dish, and stir until evenly coated.

Step Four:  Cover and bake in a preheated oven at 375 degrees for 45 minutes.  Bake for 15 more minutes uncovered if you like the top a little crunchy, or covered if you prefer it totally moist.

Step Five:  Move over turkey, there’s a new Thanksgiving star in town!

By: Carrie of Making Lemonade                                          Featured Products: ThanksgivingFood