Appetizing Thanksgiving Apple Stuffing

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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: http://tinyurl.com/8fey4te)

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