Apple Sage Stuffing

We added apples and sage to this traditional stuffing on the side and it is super easy to make, especially when you are preparing a big holiday meal.

Yield: Serves 12.

Apple Sage Stuffing


  • 1 tbsp canola oil
  • 2 cups chopped yellow onions
  • 2 cups chopped celery
  • 4 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 cup unsweetened apple juice
  • 2 cups no-salt-added chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup salted butter
  • 1/4 cup thinly sliced fresh sage or 2 tsp dried sage, crumbled
  • 1 tbsp chopped fresh thyme or 1 tsp dried thyme, crumbled
  • 24 cups French bread cubes
  • 2 apples, peeled, cored and chopped
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp freshly ground pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 375°F.
  2. Heat oil in a large frypan over medium heat. Sauté onions and celery until softened, about 4 – 5 minutes. Add garlic and cook for an additional minute. Pour in apple juice and simmer, loosening browned bits, until almost fully reduced, about 5 minutes. Stir in broth. Bring to a boil. Add butter, sage and thyme. Remove from heat and stir until butter is melted.
  3. Combine bread cubes, apples, broth mixture, salt and pepper in a large bowl. Transfer bread mixture into a greased 9x13 inch baking pan. Cover and bake for 45 minutes. Uncover and continue to bake until golden brown and liquid is absorbed, about 15 – 20 minutes.
Nutritional analysis per 1 cup serving:


377 calories, 7.2 g fat, 13.2 g protein, 65.7 g carbohydrate, 3.6 g fibre, 678 mg sodium