Apple Cranberry Stuffing Recipe & a Lucky Leaf Prize Pack Giveaway


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apple cranberry stuffing

If you are attempting to design your Thanksgiving meal for this holiday season, I’ve got a super simple recipe that is sure to be a hit.  Stuffing can be tricky business. Do you actually stuff or not? I’m all about staying as healthy as possible on the big day.  I personally always pass on cooking the stuffing in the turkey, just so I can remove that potential risk.  No one wants to be sick on Thanksgiving from under cooked poultry problems.  My solution is just to avoid the situation all together. 

I decided to try a recipe from Lucky Leaf.  I could claim I decided to make the recipe, because I like all things Lucky Leaf.  Or I could claim I decided to make the recipe, because it sounded delicious.  But I can’t deny I made the recipe, because it sounded easy.  Let’s be real.  Easy is good.  Easy is what I need. But of course it has to be delicious too.  A recipe can’t be so easy that it sacrifices taste. 

I must admit I wasn’t entirely sure how fruit and cranberry actually in stuffing would be received by my family.  But it was a hit.  My husband actually commented that specifically liked the apple included.  Woo hoo! Success!

Apple Cranberry Stuffing
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896 calories
192 g
0 g
15 g
6 g
3 g
943 g
1178 g
86 g
0 g
10 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving
Calories 896
Calories from Fat 137
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 15g
Saturated Fat 3g
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 4g
Monounsaturated Fat 6g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 1178mg
Total Carbohydrates 192g
Dietary Fiber 11g
Sugars 86g
Protein 6g
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  1. 3/4 cup water, 4 TBSP butter or margarine, 1 21-ounce can Lucky Leaf Premium Apple Cranberry Pie Filling, 1 6-ounce box dry stuffing mix
  1. Combine water with butter or margarine in a large microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on high until boiling (about 3 minutes).
  2. Add Lucky Leaf Premium Apple Cranberry Pie Filling and cook for 4 additional minutes.
  3. Remove from microwave and stir in stuffing mix and seasoning packet.
  4. Return to microwave and cook for 5 more minutes.
  5. Fluff with fork. Serve warm.
  1. Recipe may be prepared on the stove top using a 4 qt. saucepan. After adding stuffing, simply remove from the stove top, cover, and allow to stand for 5 minutes.
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 Ultimately I found this recipe to be so simple and easy, I predict I’ll make it again even after Thanksgiving.  You can’t have too much of a good thing, right?:)  Check out Lucky Leaf online for many more yummy recipes for the holiday season and anytime of the year. 

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  1. Yes, I know for the most part what our menu will be.
    We do not put the stuffing inside the turkey.

  2. No and no. I only bake turkey breast since we don’t care for the other parts.

  3. We haven’t started planning the menu yet. My sister-in-law makes the turkey, and she does not stuff it!

  4. My mom is preparing Thanksgiving dinner this year, but we are actually bringing a cooked turkey since there will be a lot of people, we do not stuff it.. .and she has the menu ready.

  5. Debbie Jackson says

    yes to both……..except for my husbands side of the family and the dressing is in a casserole dish.

  6. We are going to be Thanksgiving guests, so I can say the menu is prepared- LOL! I do not put stuffing inside the turkey.

  7. I feel so behind because I have not started planning anything yet! I need to get on with it.

  8. My menu is NOT prepared but I know I want to try a few different recipes (that I haven’t picked out yet)…and I don’t stuff my turkeys, but I always eat my Moms stuffing which she prepares outside of the turkey…so I guess that is called ‘dressing’

  9. We planned our menu a couple of days ago and yes we do stuff the bird!

  10. Cathy Truman says

    Yes our menu is planned we do not stuff the turkey we cook dressing in separate dishes.

  11. yes we do the same every year no stuffing in our turkey

  12. Cindy Merrill says

    Hubby and I have scrrimped on food just to save up for our SNAP food credit for Thanksgiving: My menu is not quite complete yet.
    I make stuffing balls instead of stuffing the turkey- speeds up cooking and hubby likes them.

  13. Kim Henrichs says

    I have everything planned. I actually don’t stuff the bird, it turns me off to it big time. I stuff the bird with onions and celery instead!

  14. Our menu is planned and we do not stuff the turkey

  15. I go to someone else’s house for Thanksgiving, so my plan is to eat! LOL I don’t care much for the stuffing.

  16. Thanksgiving is at my house this year and I have already planned the meal. I was taught to never stuff the turkey, due to possible food poisoning; therefore I and all family members, prepare the stuffing separately.

  17. Diane Sallans says

    I’ve been working on compiling my menu – stuffing will not be in the bird

  18. Kelly Nicholson says

    Is your Thanksgiving menu prepared? Do you actually stuff the turkey with stuffing?

    same as last year..the works

  19. no but i do make stuffing muffins

  20. My mom is cooking dinner. She puts some stuffing in the bird…and the rest she cooks as a side dish.
    Thank you!

  21. my sister is hosting it this year so I haven’t been told what to bring yet, we do not stuff the turkey with stuffing

  22. Yes, we always stuff out turkey with stuffing. This year a new flavor- apple raisin stuffing. Not sure if I’ll like the change.

  23. not with the turkey but on the side

  24. Barbara Stenby says

    I stuff the turkey with sausage & bread stuffing! I have planned my menu and I cannot wait I LOVE Thanksgiving

  25. sandra davis says

    i havent gotten the menu planned 100% yet, but the stuffing will not be in the bird.

  26. We have Turkey and the fixings every year. We don’t stuff the turkey.

  27. Yes I have my menu all ready and no I bake my stuffing in a separate pan

  28. My menu is all ready I usually stuff the turkey and make stuffing in the oven

  29. I don’t usually cook a large Thanksgiving meal. We have a small family and do not need a big Turkey. We might have ham, pork, or chicken.

  30. I have not prepared a menu. I make my stuffing as a side dish. ๐Ÿ™‚

  31. Patricia Wojnar Crowley says

    We make everything from scratch. My sister stuffs the turkeys!

  32. Diane Cooper says

    Yes, my Thanksgiving menu is prepared. No, in our family, we don’t stuff the turkey, we make a big pan of “dressing” on the side.

  33. I know what I will be making for Thanksgiving. I do not stuff my turkey.

  34. Jenny Stanek says

    I actually have nothing planned yet!! And yes

  35. Yes, I have my menu planned and I make the stuffing seperately.

  36. Carrie Phelps says

    My menu is not prepared. There was a time when I would stuff the bird but I now make the stuffing on the side.

  37. I know what I will be making. I don’t stuff the bird, too dangerous. I make the stuffing the day before, and bake it first thing in the morning.

  38. Vicki Wurgler says

    I planned the menu and yes I do stuff the bird

  39. I don’t know exactly what I’ll be making. I don’t stuff the turkey, either.

  40. my mom always makes the turkey and she usually does not stuff the actual turkey….

  41. Luckily, our friends always prepare the turkey and stuffing every year and it’s always excellent!

  42. Susan DeVaux says

    I don’t stuff the turkey with stuffing- I make it on the side. And yes I know what we’ll be making this year ๐Ÿ™‚

  43. my sister does that

  44. susan smoaks says

    we make the stuffing on the side and yes we have the menu ready already!

  45. we’re hosting thanksgiving for the first time this year and need to figure out our menu!

  46. Sacha Schroeder says

    We prepare our own meal and yes, I actually stuff the turkey.

  47. My mom and I are splitting the Thanksgiving menu…I am doing the turkey with no stuffing inside of it….

  48. The menu is pretty much the same each year and no, we do not stuff the turkey.

  49. Yep we are big stuffing fans in this house.

  50. thanksgiving is at my moms house – i bring dessert!

  51. yes cooking dinner & we stuff our turkey!

  52. Dorothy Teel says

    No we no longer stuff the turkey because we usually have a turkey breast and ham, but we still have a stuffing served as a side dish and giblet gravy YUMMY

  53. Michelle Nolen says

    My family plans about 2 weeks prior the holiday. I haven’t ever tried to bake a turkey with stuffing yet. I would love to try this recipe.

  54. I have not really planned the menu yet.I don’t stuff the turkey any more.I always make a cornbread dressing on the side.

  55. We’re having Thanksgiving at a family’s house and we’re bringing sides.

  56. Spiral hame, stuffing in a pan, mashed potatoes, pan gravy, green beans, corn, rolls and plenty of dessert.

  57. I have never actually stuffed the bird, the stuffing is always prepares separately. As for our menu, this year we are trying to cut calories and incorporate greek yogurt into our diet more. Our menu is still in the works!

  58. Luckily I am not cooking this year! But we always stuff the bird with stuffing, plus make extra in a baking dish. The kind from inside the bird is always the best!

  59. Um I don’t stuff anything. I go to my moms and my MIL’s, so luckily I don’t have to worry at all! FYI, my mom stuffs, my MIL doesn’t. ๐Ÿ™‚

    coriwestphal at msn dot com

  60. I go to my parents for thanksgiving, but I do bring a dish to bring and have that all planned out. My Dad does stuff the turkey though!

  61. About half of our thanksgiving meal is planned at this point. We never stuff the actual bird but always cook and serve stuffing separately.

  62. valerie isaacson says

    We do stuff our turkey, but have never tried it with apples or cranberrie stuffing… Sounds real good tho… just like turkey sandwich the day after with Turkey, stuffing and cranberries….. mm good…

  63. Amanda Rauch says

    I have a basic idea for Thanksgiving dinner and no I do not stuff the turkey. I make the stuffing seperately.

  64. Teresa Thompson says

    We have our menu lined out and yes we stuff the turkey.

  65. Kathy Davis says

    The menu is planned and we don’t stuff the turkey.

  66. I’m visiting relatives for Thanksgiving so I’m lucky that I don’t have to think about the menu!

  67. Yep, I’m pretty organized so I’m ready for Thanksgiving!

  68. I don’t put stuffing in my turkey, I always cook turkey breast that the part my family loves the most

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