Apple-Sage Dressing


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Apple-Sage Dressing

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    Sweet apples, crunchy chestnuts, sweet dried cherries, and savory sage—it's got all the flavors you want in stuffing.

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    Servings and Ingredients

    Serves 6
    Dried Bread Cubes
    1 (28-oz.) loaf Hy-Vee Bakery whole wheat bread, cut into 1-inch cubes
    Hy-Vee olive oil nonstick cooking spray
    1 large carrot, chopped
    6 oz. baby bella mushrooms, thinly sliced
    2 medium yellow onions, finely chopped
    2 stalk(s) celery, chopped
    1 c. chestnuts, steamed, finely chopped, optional
    2 tbsp. garlic, minced
    ½ c. Hy-Vee dried cranberries
    ½ c. fresh sage, finely chopped
    2 c. Hy-Vee 33%-less-sodium chicken broth, plus additional as needed
    1 Hy-Vee large egg, beaten
    1 red apple, such as Braeburn, cored and cut into 1-inch-cubes
    Hy-Vee kosher sea salt, to taste
    Hy-Vee ground black pepper, to taste

    Things To Grab

    • Large rimmed baking sheet
    • 8x8x2-inch baking dish
    • Large skillet
    • Large bowl
    • Digital thermometer


    1. Prepare Dried Bread Cubes: Preheat oven to 200 degrees. Spread bread cubes in a single layer on a rimmed baking pan. Bake 10 minutes. Turn oven off and leave bread in oven overnight to dry. Makes 8 cups.

      Hyvee Culinary Expert Tip
      To dry bread for use the same day, preheat oven to 300 degrees. Cut bread into cubes and spread on a rimmed baking pan. Place bread in oven and bake 30 minutes, or until dry and toasted.
      Hy-Vee Seasons Magazine
    2. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Lightly coat an 8x8x2-inch baking dish with coking spray; set aside.

    3. Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Coat with cooking spray and add carrot. Cook 3 minutes, stirring often. Add mushrooms, onions, celery, and, if desired, chestnuts to skillet and cook, stirring often, until onions begin to soften. Add garlic and cook 30 seconds more.

    4. Transfer mixture to a large bowl. Add Dried Bread Cubes, dried cranberries, and sage. Pour in broth and egg; toss to combine. Let mixture sit for 10 minutes to absorb broth. If needed, add more broth 1/4 cup at a time, until bread is thoroughly moistened. Stir in apple and season with salt and pepper.

    5. Transfer mixture to baking dish; lightly coat top with cooking spray and bake 30 minutes, uncovered, or until top has browned and internal temperature reaches 165 degrees.

    Nutrition facts


    400 Calories per serving

    Amounts Per Serving

    • Total Fat: 2.5g
    • Cholesterol: 30mg
    • Sodium: 880mg
    • Total Carbohydrates: 86g
    • Protein: 13g

    Daily Values

    Vitamin A 45%
    Vitamin C 10%
    Iron 15%
    Calcium 6%

    Recipe Source:

    Balance November 2017