Use this recipe as a stuffing for your turkey or a dressing you can bake separately. Additions like browned sausage, smoked ham, or pecans are natural variations for a hearty option.
- 6 cups cubed bread
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1 yellow onion, chopped
- 2 celery stalks, chopped
- 2 1/2 cups chicken broth or stock
- 2 skin-on Red Delicious apples, cored and diced
- 2 teaspoons chopped sage
- 1 teaspoon chopped thyme
- Kosher salt, to taste
- Ground black pepper, to taste
- 1/4 cup chopped flat-leaf parsley
- 1 egg white, lightly beaten
Preheat the oven to 350°F.
Spread the bread pieces in an even layer in a shallow baking pan. Bake in the middle of the oven until dry and lightly toasted, about 15 minutes. Cool the bread and reserve for later use.
Melt the butter in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add the onion and celery and sauté until tender, about 5 minutes. Stir in the broth, apples, sage, and thyme. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Bring to a boil, then remove from the heat.
In a large bowl, combine the apple mixture with the bread cubes, parsley, and egg white.
Spoon into a buttered 9×13-inch baking dish. Bake until golden brown on top, about 45 minutes. Serve hot, directly from the pan.