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Homemade Orange Cranberry Stuffing Recipe

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The holidays are right around the corner! Menus will have to be planned and plenty of food will be prepared. Add this simple Orange Cranberry Stuffing as a side dish!

Homemade bread stuffing with the great taste of orange and dried cranberries. Perfect for the holidays!

Every Thanksgiving we would go to my grandparent's house. It'a always been one of my most favorite holidays because there's just SO much incredible food! I especially liked the desserts, of course, but Grandma's stuffings were pretty special, too. Grandma didn't only make one for the family, she made two - one bread stuffing and one meat stuffing which was specially made for Grandpa. It was tasty enough, but was just something I never took to. For me, the stuff inside the turkey needs to be of the bread type. That's just me, but it was something he requested every year and it became a tradition.
It's great to have family traditions because it's wonderful to be able to either continue them or look back on them and they bring us together.

Homemade bread stuffing with the great taste of orange and dried cranberries. Perfect for the holidays!

Orange Cranberry Stuffing

serves 6 -8

Ingredients for your Orange Cranberry Stuffing

  • 1 14-ounce loaf French Bread, sliced into 1-inch cubes
  • 12 tablespoons butter
  • 3 stalks celery, chopped
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons fresh chopped sage leaves
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons fresh chopped thyme
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • zest of one orange
  • 1/2 cup fresh orange juice
  • 1 cup dried cranberries

Homemade bread stuffing with the great taste of orange and dried cranberries. Perfect for the holidays!

Directions for Making Your Orange Cranberry Orange Stuffing

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. and prepare a 9 X 13-inch baking dish by spraying it with cooking spray.
  • In a small bowl, mix together the sage, thyme, salt, pepper, and orange zest
  • In a large pot or Dutch Oven, melt the butter.
  • Add the chopped celery and onion and sauteé until soft, about 5 - 7 minutes.
  • Remove pot from heat.
  • Pour in the orange juice.
  • Add the sage mixture and mix until thoroughly combined.
  • Add the bread cubes and toss to completely coat.
  • Mix in the dried cranberries.
  • Pour contents in to the prepared 9 X 13-inch baking dish and cover with tin foil.
  • Bake for 30 minutes. Uncover and bake for an additional 15 minutes.

How do you prepare your holiday stuffing?

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Lynne Feifer

Owner, Creator, & Writer at 365 Days of Baking & More
I'm Lynne and I blog at 365 Days of Baking & More. I'm married and we have three children, two daughters ages 22 and 20, and a son who is 17. My blogging journey began in January 2011 to challenge myself while being a full-time mom. By doing so, I've found my passion, discovered what I want to be when I grow up, and increased my kitchen skills. I've fallen in love with the whole experience! My goal with 365 is to excite you with food and move you into the kitchen if you aren't already there. It's fun, delicious and can be quality time spent your family as you cook and bake together, and then enjoy what you've made around the family table. I look forward to having you join me in the kitchen!

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