Bread Stuffing - Nothing Compares With This!

Recipe by twissis




  • Put dried cranberries in a 1 cup measuring cup, fill w/boiling water & set aside to plump.
  • Preheat oven to 250°F.
  • Tear dark rye bread into small bite-size pieces & place in oven baking dish lrg enough to have them generally in 1 layer. Allow to crisp somewhat, but not go completely dry & crunchy.
  • While rye bread is crisping, put 2 tbsp olive oil in lrg dutch oven. Saute diced celery 1st for 1 min over med-heat, add diced onion & saute mix till veggies are beginning to soften. Remove from heat & stir in diced apple just to combine.
  • CAUTION: Do not cook further once the apple is added. The apple will cook slightly just by virtue of being added to the hot veggie mix. If you cook further, the apple will likely turn to mush.).
  • Dump entire pkg of seasoned stuffing mix over the apples & then the slightly crisped rye bread atop the stuffing mix.
  • Dot surface as evenly as possible w/8 tbsp of butter or margarine & sprinkle the caraway seeds atop the mixture. .
  • Heat chicken broth or stock to a near boil & pour over all ingredients in the dutch oven. Stir well to combine all ingredients.
  • Drain plumped dried cranberries & reserve the liquid. Stir them GENTLY into the stuffing mixture & use the reserved liquid to add more moisture to the stuffing if you feel it is needed.
  • You are now done w/the recipe. The dressing can be served immediately, stuffed in the duck/turkey or cooked in the oven later. Follow your usual methods for this.