With chopped meat, raisins and walnuts, this apple stuffing is practically a main course. Slideshow: More Stuffing Recipes Plus: Ultimate Thanksgiving Guide 

November 2004


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30 mins
1 hr


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  • Preheat the oven to 350°. In a food processor, pulse the bread until coarsely shredded. Spread on a large rimmed baking sheet and toast for about 10 minutes, or until lightly browned. Meanwhile, spread the walnuts in a pie plate and toast in the oven for about 5 minutes, or until fragrant and lightly browned. Let the nuts cool, then coarsely chop them.

  • Melt the butter in a large deep skillet. Add the celery and onion and cook over moderately high heat until softened, about 5 minutes. Add the beef and cook, breaking it up using a wooden spoon, until no pink remains, about 6 minutes. Add the sage and thyme.

  • Transfer the meat to a large bowl and add the marmalade, raisins, apple, toasted bread and walnuts. Toss well and season generously with salt and pepper. Let cool slightly, then stir in the eggs and Rich Turkey Stock.

  • Butter a 2-quart shallow baking dish and spread the stuffing in it. Bake for about 30 minutes, or until the stuffing is heated through and the top is browned and crisp.

Make Ahead

The stuffing can be prepared through Step 2 and refrigerated for 2 days. Return to room temperature before baking.