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
- In a 3 quart saucepan, heat the chicken broth to boiling.
- While the broth heats, melt the butter in a skillet.
- Stir in onion and celery. Cook till onion is soft.
- Add apples and cook for a few more minutes.
- Pour onion, celery and apples, along with the butter into the broth.
- Stir in dressing mix. Remove from heat and let stand 5 minutes.
- 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?
Do I need to peel that granny smith apple first?
Yes, the apple is peeled.
Can I take this to a picnic where it will not be hot
This is best served warm. If you can take it in a crockpot to keep it warm that would work.
My grandmother had an old “West Virginia family recipe” very similar to this but she added potatoes. Made it more of a “meal” than just a dressing. Love this!
i use jiffy cornbread mix for my cornbread dressing. how different would it taste to add granny smith apples to it?