Homemade Bread Stuffing

Bread Stuffing

This Homemade Bread Stuffing is a part of our family’s traditional Thanksgiving dinner. My mother would make it every Thanksgiving when we were younger. If you want a new stuffing recipe, try this one. Save this recipe for next year’s Thanksgiving.

Homemade Bread Stuffing
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Ingredients
  • 8 cups dried bread cubes (about 14 slices cut in ½ inch cubes)
  • ½ cup butter
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 1½ cups celery, chopped (about 4 large stalks)
  • 2 apples, peeled and chopped
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon poultry seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon ground sage
  • 4-8 Tablespoons water or broth
  • ¾ cup raisins
Instructions
  1. About 2 days before you want to make the stuffing, cut up the bread into ½ inch cubes and place on cookie sheets to dry.
  2. When you are ready to make the stuffing, start by placing the raisins in a small bowl and cover with hot water. Let stand about 15 minutes, then drain the water. Set aside.
  3. In a medium pan on the stove, melt the butter. Add the onion, celery, and apples and cook 5-10 minutes until softened.
  4. In a large mixing bowl, place the dried bread. Sprinkle with the salt, pepper, poultry seasoning, and sage. Mix in the cooked vegetables. Add one Tablespoon of water/broth at a time and toss until the stuffing is moist. Mix in the raisins.
  5. Place the stuffing in a 9x13 pan; cover with tin foil. Bake at 300 degrees for 1 hour.

 

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