Sweet Harvest Stuffing
The Thanksgiving holiday is upon us. Turkey, gravy, sweet potato casserole, pumpkin pie, pumpkin bread, green bean casserole and, my favorite, Sweet Harvest Stuffing. These are just some of the dishes you might be partaking in next week, if not earlier. My family has a unique tradition every Thanksgiving; it’s the only holiday where both sides of our family come together for dinner, dessert, laughter and giving thanks. Each year, we flip back and forth between Lancaster and my husband’s home town, near Jim Thorpe, PA. I love this tradition.
Another unique tradition from my family is our Sweet Harvest Stuffing. So much of the Thanksgiving holiday is based around savory dishes; mixing it up with this sweet version of a classic stuffing is not only delicious, it gives variety to your family dinner. It’s packed full of Fuji apples and golden raisins.
This Sweet Harvest Stuffing can be made the day of or make it ahead of time and pop it in the fridge until needed. It works great as a stand alone dish, or stuff that bird with this sweet sweet stuffing. The apples and raisins are paired with traditional bread crumbs, onions, celery and butter. Use either chicken or vegetable stock to get the consistency you desire and voila, Sweet Harvest Stuffing. It really is just that easy and simple to put together and wow your friends and family this Thanksgiving. From my family to yours, we hope you have a meaningful and delicious day with those that mean the most to you.
- 2 Tbsp Unsalted Butter
- 2 Stalks Celery Chopped
- 1 Medium Onion Chopped
- 3 Fuji Apples Diced
- Golden Raisins 2 handfuls
- 5 Cups Bread Crumbs
- Chicken or Vegetable Broth
- Parsley (For Garnish) Chopped
Over medium heat, melt the butter in a large stock or soup pot. Sauté the onions and celery until the onions are translucent. Approximately 5 minutes.
Add the apples and broth. Add enough broth to cover the apples and veggies.
Add the raisins and stir until mixed thoroughly.
Add the breadcrumbs slowly until you get the desired consistency - not too wet and not too dry. Garnish with parsley.
Serve immediately, use for stuffing the turkey or refrigerate until ready for your meal.