Mushroom, Apple, and Cranberry Stuffing

When I was thinking about what to make for Thanksgiving, it dawned on me that I haven’t eaten stuffing since I was diagnosed in 2007. Something had to be done.

Luckily I had a great bread base to work with from WOW Gluten Free in Okemos, MI. When I went in it seemed like they were still getting off the ground, and didn’t have a lot of product out. I did get a chocolate chip cookie, which was really tasty.

After a few slices of toast for breakfast, I had about 2/3 of the loaf left for stuffing. It had sat out for a couple of days, so it was at the perfect slightly-stale state it needs to be in.

Mushroom, Apple, and Cranberry Stuffing

Ingredients:

About 6 cups of gluten free bread cubes (mine filled a large bowl)
1 1/2 eggs, beaten
2 cups vegetable stock
2 T. butter
3/4 cup apple, diced (I used Granny Smith)
1/2 cup dried cranberries
3/4 cup mushrooms
1 cup diced celery
1 cup diced onion
1-2 t. sage
1-2 t. thyme
1 clove garlic, minced

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees, butter baking dish (I used two loaf pans).
2. Melt butter in large pan. Add in onions, celery, garlic, and herbs. Saute until translucent. Add in apples, mushrooms, cranberries, and salt and pepper to taste.


3. Heat broth (I microwaved for about 2 minutes). While broth is heating, beat eggs and pour over bread to coat.
4. Toss vegetable mixture in with bread/egg mixture. Slowly add in broth, stirring until bread is moist but not soggy.
5. Divide into pans and bake for 20-25 minutes covered in aluminum foil, then an additional 20 minutes uncovered.

6. Eat your Thanksgiving dinner and know that your stuffing is way better than Stouffer’s.

Hope everyone had a great holiday!

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