Harvest Lane Cottage Holidays German Apple Stuffing
My momma always made sage dressing. When I got married, wanting to begin a tradition of my own, I decided to do something different. Somewhere I found a recipe for German Apple Stuffing. It became my husband’s favorite stuffing. I am embarrassed to say that my children prefer Stove Top stuffing. Gasp! I finally decided to make a box or two for them since it's what they like, and it is a holiday! I just make a smaller batch of stuffing for Lowell and me. I always think I’m going to go back and make the Mom's sage dressing sometime, but I always make this! I hope you enjoy this stuffing like I do.
Happy Thanksgiving, Advent and Christmas!
Laura Lane of Harvest Lane Cottage
German Apple Stuffing
1 lb loaf white bread in 1/2″ cubes 1/3 cup butter 1 medium chopped onion 1/2 c chopped celery 1/4 c chopped celery leaves 2 T chopped parsley 1/4 t salt 1/8 t pepper 2 cups milk 2 eggs, beaten slightly 2 medium Red Delicious or Gala Apples, pared and chopped 1/4-1/2 cup raisins
1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Grease a 6 cup baking dish. Place bread cubes on a baking sheet and bake until dry and toasted, about 5 minutes. I sometimes just have the kids toast the bread in the toaster and tear it up small for me instead.
2. Transfer bread into large bowl. Lower oven temperature to 350 degrees.
3. Melt butter in saucepan Stir in onion, celery, parsley, salt and pepper. Cook 3 minutes.
4. Pour over bread and stir. Add milk and eggs. Stir to moisten. Gently stir in the raisins and apples. Spoon into prepared baking dish. Cover with foil.
5. Bake one hour. Remove foil half way through baking.