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Holiday Apple Stuffing (Gluten-free)

Chef at Heart
A holiday tradition in our house, this stuffing uses Red Delicious apple for a punch of colour and a hint of sweetness.
Prep Time 30 mins
Servings 6


  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1 cup onion, chopped
  • 1/4 cup celery, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 6 cups bread crumbs, gluten-free about 1/2 loaf of bread
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1 tbsp fresh rosemary, chopped
  • 1 tbsp fresh sage, chopped
  • salt and pepper
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1.5 cups chicken broth
  • 1 Red Delicious apple, chopped leave skin on for colour


  • Melt the first amount of butter in a large skillet. Add onion and celery and cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until soft, about 8 minutes. Add garlic and cook 2 minutes more.
  • Place breadcrumbs in a large mixing bowl. Add parsley, rosemary and sage. Season with salt and pepper. Set aside.
  • In a small saucepan, combine the second amount of butter and chicken broth. Warm over medium heat until butter melts.
  • Add onion and celery mixture to breadcrumbs. Slowly add chicken broth, stirring gently to combine.
  • Add chopped apple and toss.
  • If baking, transfer to a baking dish and cook at 350 degrees F for 30-40 minutes, or until golden brown and cooked through. Alternatively, you can place in crockpot on low heat and cook for 4-6 hours, stirring halfway through process. You can add more broth or turkey drippings if you find it too dry.