Apple Cornbread Dressing

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This is one of the tastiest dressings I’ve eaten.  The little bit of sweet from the granny-smith apple pairs up well with the onion, celery and other seasonings.  It tastes like Fall.

The best part is, it starts with a box mix.

A little side story – One of my sons thinks he hates apples.  I contend that he doesn’t know if he hates them, since he hasn’t tasted one since he was 2 years old.  He didn’t realize this dressing had apples in it and he loved the dressing.  Raved about it.  Had three helpings.

He was still talking about how good it was the next day.  I finally told him that he’d been eating apple.  He still swears he hates apples, but he had no problem eating the leftover dressing.  Crazy kid.

Here’s what you’ll need to make Apple Cornbread Dressing: 

Apple Cornbread Dressing
  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • 1 stick butter
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 1 stalk celery, diced
  • 1 small granny smith apple, diced
  • 2 boxes cornbread stuffing mix
  1. In a 3 quart saucepan, heat the chicken broth to boiling.
  2. While the broth heats, melt the butter in a skillet.
  3. Stir in onion and celery. Cook till onion is soft.
  4. Add apples and cook for a few more minutes.
  5. Pour onion, celery and apples, along with the butter into the broth.
  6. Stir in dressing mix. Remove from heat and let stand 5 minutes.
  7. Fluff with a fork and serve.

What kind of stuffing or dressing do you have on Thanksgiving? Do you make different kinds or stick with something traditional?

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