How Do You Make Cranberry Stuffing?

How Do You Make Cranberry Stuffing?

Both Betty Crocker and AllRecipes.com offer cranberry stuffing recipes. Both recipes incorporate dried cranberries, and Betty Crocker’s version is stuffed into a turkey before roasting.

To make Betty Crocker’s cranberry stuffing, melt 1 cup of butter in a saucepan over medium heat and then add 1 1/2 cups chopped celery stalks with their leaves and 3/4 cup of finely chopped onion. Cook until the onion is tender, then stir in 3 cups of soft breadcrumbs. Place the mixture in a large bowl, and add 6 more cups of breadcrumbs, 1/2 cup dried cranberries, 2 tablespoons chopped fresh sage leaves and 1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme. Add 1/2 teaspoon pepper and 1 1/2 teaspoons of salt. Toss the ingredients to blend them, and place the stuffing in the turkey prior to roasting.

To prepare AllRecipes.com’s cranberry stuffing recipe, make 1/2-inch cubes out of a 1-pound loaf of sourdough bread. In a large bowl, combine the cubed bread with 1 1/2 cups each dried cranberries and golden raisins and 1 cup toasted chopped walnuts. In another bowl, whisk 1/2 cup melted butter with 2 tablespoons brown sugar, and then add 1 teaspoon each ground cinnamon and nutmeg with 1 pinch of salt. Stir the mixture into the breadcrumb mixture, tossing it to distribute, and then spread the stuffing in a lightly greased baking dish. Bake for 45 to 60 minutes in an oven preheated to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.