Once you have decided on the Turkey Recipe for Thanksgiving, what is the next dish that comes to mind? Stuffing, that side dish that marries all the other recipes together into one delicious dish. We’ve made many variations over the years, from the boxed stuff to an old from scratch family favorite. For the past couple of years we’ve been making our own Fresh Fruit and Herb Stuffing using cranberries and apples from the orchard and a few ready made ingredients from the grocer.
Liz and I have differing opinions when it comes to our preference of the texture of stuffing. I prefer a drier stuffing that you can see every ingredient individually while Liz prefers her stuffing to be extremely moist and blended together where the ingredients are indistinguishable. I won on this recipe.
We are huge fans of the fresh cranberries in this stuffing, but it’s not for everyone. The tartness of the fresh cranberries can surprise you when you first try this recipe. As an alternative you can substitute in dried cranberries
We first tried this recipe after Aimee from Simple Bites shared it during the Virtual Progressive Thanksgiving Dinner in 2010. We changed some of the ingredients to suit our tastes and those of our boys and we’ll use whatever spices we happen to have on hand at the time. I encourage you to do the same, get creative and soon you’ll be adding this to your family’s Thanksgiving menu every year too.
Check out all the recipes from the Virtual Progressive Thanksgiving Dinner ebook for more inspiration for this years Thanksgiving meal. It’s FREE!