La Madeleine's cranberry apple stuffing recipe

DALLAS - Cranberries and stuffing are Thanksgiving essentials for many. But have you ever thought about combining them?

Erik Von Illyes with La Madeleine stopped by Good Day to share a unique take on Thanksgiving dressing.

Cranberry Apple Stuffing

  • 1 lb butter

  • 2 ½ lbs apples, diced

  • 6 cups onion, diced

  • 4 cups celery, diced

  • 3 cups carrots, diced

  • 1 bag stuffing mix (including seasoning mix)

  • 3 ½ quarts water

  • 1 T. salt

  • 2 tsp. black pepper

  • 2 oz minced garlic

  • 3 oz chicken base

  • 1 ½ lbs dried cranberries

In a large pot, add butter, apples, onion, celery, carrots, spice packet, water, salt, pepper, minced garlic, chicken base, and dried cranberries. Bring to a boil and cook for 2 minutes, stirring frequently with a high heat rubber spatula.

Place 1 bag of dry stuffing mix into a 4" deep baking pan. Pour liquid over stuffing mix. Mix well to incorporate liquid into stuffing. Cover with foil. Let stand at room temperature for 10 minutes.