This easy Apple Pecan Stuffing is a classic Thanksgiving stuffing recipe made with a delicious blend of buttery bread cubes, apples, and pecans.

This Apple Pecan Stuffing recipe is a delicious blend of buttery bread cubes, apples, and pecans. Make this Thanksgiving stuffing recipe for your family and friends for Thanksgiving dinner. You can stuff the turkey with it or make it in a separate casserole dish. It’s one of the best Thanksgiving stuffing recipes I’ve ever tasted!

Apple Pecan Stuffing

Today’s recipe is one of my guy’s favorite Thanksgiving recipes. This Apple Pecan Stuffing is a classic Thanksgiving stuffing recipe that his mom used to make every Thanksgiving. It is loaded with onions, carrots, tart apples, and crunchy pecans, which are baked together with buttery bread cubes and a rich chicken broth.

This Apple Pecan Stuffing recipe is a delicious blend of buttery bread cubes, apples, and pecans. Make this Thanksgiving stuffing recipe for your family and friends for Thanksgiving dinner. You can stuff the turkey with it or make it in a separate casserole dish. It’s one of the best Thanksgiving stuffing recipes I’ve ever tasted!

Now, I’m a southern girl at heart. I was raised eating cornbread dressing on Thanksgiving. If you’ve ever made cornbread dressing it is basically a mush of cornbread and biscuits, a delicious mush but a mush none the less. This whole cubed bread pieces with chunks of apples and pecans in it was new to me but, oh man, it is amazing!

How to Make Apple Pecan Stuffing:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F
  2. Place the onions in a small bowl and sprinkle the sugar over them. Let onions sit for about an hour.
  3. In a large skillet saute the carrots, celery, apples, and garlic until softened.
  4. Strain the sugared onions and add them to the saute along with the melted butter.
  5. Add mixture to the bread and toss in a large bowl.
  6. Add chicken broth to the bread mixture along with the pecans, parsley, and Beau Monde seasoning, slowly tossing until the broth is all absorbed by the bread.
  7. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  8. Spoon into a well-greased 3-quart or 13- x 9-inch baking pan.
  9. Cover with foil and bake at 350°F for 45 minutes.
  10. Remove foil and continue to bake for 5 – 10 minutes or until top is crusty and brown.

This Apple Pecan Stuffing recipe is a delicious blend of buttery bread cubes, apples, and pecans. Make this Thanksgiving stuffing recipe for your family and friends for Thanksgiving dinner. You can stuff the turkey with it or make it in a separate casserole dish. It’s one of the best Thanksgiving stuffing recipes I’ve ever tasted!

What Type of Bread Should I Use?

Believe it or not plain old white bread is one of the best breads to use for stuffing. It holds up to the butter and broth without getting too soggy.

How to Dry Bread for Stuffing:

If you are planning ahead you can cut your bread into cubes and leave it out overnight, up to 2 days, to let it get stale. If you don’t have time for that you can dry your bread out by cutting it into cubes, placing them on a baking sheet, and baking them for about 20 minutes in a 300°F oven.

How Do I Know if I’ve Added Enough Broth?

Adding the right amount of broth is really important because you want your stuffing to absorb all of that moisture but not turn to mush. Add the broth slowly and let it sit for a few minutes in between additions. You want as much broth as the bread cubes can absorb without leaving a puddle of broth on the bottom.

This Apple Pecan Stuffing recipe is a delicious blend of buttery bread cubes, apples, and pecans. Make this Thanksgiving stuffing recipe for your family and friends for Thanksgiving dinner. You can stuff the turkey with it or make it in a separate casserole dish. It’s one of the best Thanksgiving stuffing recipes I’ve ever tasted!

The stuffing bakes for about 45 minutes and it fills the house with a heavenly smell. I’m telling ya, when this stuffing went into the oven I was still a skeptic, cornbread dressing is hard to beat, but it came out that first bite of crisp, buttery bread filled with the flavors of all of those aromatic onions, celery and carrots, and mixed with the sweetness of the apples and the crunch of the pecans. Pure heaven. I’m not sure I could ever give up cornbread dressing but this year we’re having a small Thanksgiving dinner and I might just have to make this Apple Pecan Stuffing. We can always make cornbread dressing for Christmas!

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APPLE PECAN STUFFING
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Servings: 12
Prep Time: 1 hr
Cook Time: 1 hr
Total Time: 2 hrs

Apple Pecan Stuffing

This Thanksgiving Apple Pecan Stuffing recipe is a delicious blend of buttery bread cubes, apples, and pecans.
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5 from 2 votes

Ingredients

  • 2 cups Onions, diced
  • 1 tablespoon Brown Sugar
  • 1 cup Carrots, diced
  • 1 cup Celery, diced
  • 2 Granny Smith Apples, diced
  • 2 cloves Garlic, minced
  • 8 ounces Butter, melted
  • 12 cups Bread, cubed
  • 1 1/2 - 2 cups Broth
  • 2 cups Parsley, finely chopped
  • 2 cups Pecans, roughly chopped
  • 2 teaspoons Beau Monde Seasoning
  • 2 teaspoons Salt
  • 1 teaspoons Pepper

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350°F
  • Place the onions in a small bowl and sprinkle the sugar over them. Let onions sit for about an hour.
  • In a large skillet saute the carrots, celery, apples, and garlic until softened.
  • Strain the sugared onions and add them to the saute along with the melted butter.
  • Add mixture to the bread and toss in a large bowl.
  • Add chicken broth to the bread mixture along with the pecans, parsley, and Beau Monde seasoning, slowly tossing until the broth is all absorbed by the bread.
  • Add salt and pepper to taste.
  • Spoon into a well-greased 3-quart or 13- x 9-inch baking pan.
  • Cover with foil and bake at 350°F for 45 minutes.
  • Remove foil and continue to bake for 5 - 10 minutes or until top is crusty and brown.

Nutrition

Calories: 350kcal, Carbohydrates: 21g, Protein: 5g, Fat: 28g, Saturated Fat: 10g, Cholesterol: 40mg, Sodium: 689mg, Potassium: 273mg, Fiber: 4g, Sugar: 5g, Vitamin A: 3145IU, Vitamin C: 16.5mg, Calcium: 82mg, Iron: 2.1mg
Nutrition Disclaimer: We are not certified nutritionists. Nutrition facts are an estimate and are provided as a courtesy. They are generated by an online API which recognizes ingredient names and amounts and makes calculations based on the serving size. Results may vary.
Author: Kat Jeter & Melinda Caldwell
Course: Side

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