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Apple sage stuffing on white plate with turkey and gravy garnished with fresh rosemary sprigs.
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5 from 16 votes

Simple Apple Sage Stuffing

This Simple Apple Stuffing recipe is sure to make this holiday season all the more delicious. Sweet apples add a new level to buttery savory stuffing. Simple to whip up and full of fresh herbs and flavor. It's the perfect compliment to any turkey or Thanksgiving dinner!
Prep Time20 minutes
Cook Time35 minutes
Total Time55 minutes
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8
Calories: 302kcal
Author: Lorie Yarro



  • Begin with bread sliced into one inch pices that have set out overnght. If you do not have time for this, heat oven to 325°F and place cubed bread on baking sheet and bake for about 30 minutes or until dried out.
  • Preheat oven after bread is removed to 375°F.
  • Place bread into a large bowl.
  • In a skillet, heat 4 T butter to melt. Add in celery and onion and cook until softened (about 5-7 minutes). Add in fresh herbs and cook for another 1-2 minutes.
  • Transfer celery and onion mixture to the bread bowl and fold into bread. Add in diced apple as well.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together eggs, chicken broth, nutmeg and salt and pepper to your liking. Pour mixture into bread and stir to coat evenly.
  • Pour into a greased casserole dish and pour remaining butter (melted) over top.
  • Cover with foil and bake for about 20-25 minutes. Remove foil and bake for about 10 minutes or until desired crispiness on top.
  • Remove from oven and allow to cool for 5-10 minutes. Add freshly chopped herbs to garnish and serve!


  • Make sure the top of your apple stuffing has sufficient butter and moisture. You don't want the top of your stuffing to dry out. Add sufficient butter over top and make sure the top layer has soaked in enough moisture. More butter can be used in this case.
  • If you love the crispy texture, use a large sheet pan instead of a baking dish. We fight over the top crispy layer. If you spread the apple sage stuffing on a sheet pan, you will have even more of that top layer to serve up.
  • Add sausage if desired. I know there's a school of people who love sausage in their stuffing. I am not one of those people. You can add browned sausage though if desired. Stir it in before baking.
Nutritional information is provided as a courtesy only and should be considered an estimate rather than a guarantee. Ingredients can vary and Lemons + Zest makes no guarantees to the accuracy of this information.


Calories: 302kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 64mg | Sodium: 672mg | Potassium: 239mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 347IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 113mg | Iron: 3mg