Apple and Onion Cornbread Stuffing

Apple and Onion Cornbread Stuffing
  • Dr. Taylor Wallace
  • June 29, 2021


Apple and Onion Cornbread Stuffing

This twist on traditional cornbread stuffing is perfect for the holidays and for feeding large groups. I prefer using Yellow Delicious apples for baking, as other varieties are often too firm.
FOOD FACT: Never make a cornbread stuffing without heavy cream. Many diet cookbooks call for substitutions, but none provide equivocal flavor and texture. This is because of the unique set of fatty acids and proteins in the heavy cream.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 8
Calories 272 kcal


  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 2 onions, chopped
  • 2 Yellow Delicious apples, chopped
  • ½ cup fresh sage leaves, chopped
  • 6 large cornmeal muffins, cubed
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 egg
  • ¼ cup heavy cream
  • ¼ cup chicken stock


  • Preheat the oven to 375°F. Melt the butter in a medium skillet over medium heat. Add the onions and cook, stirring, for about 10 minutes; then add the apples and cook for 2 to 5 minutes or until soft and caramelized. Add the sage and then scrape the apple and onion mixture into a large mixing bowl. Add the cornbread pieces, season well with salt and pepper, and toss until well combined. In a separate bowl, whisk together the egg, heavy cream, and chicken stock and then pour over the cornbread. Stir the stuffing together and stuff the cavity of the turkey. You could also spoon it into a buttered baking dish and put it in the oven along with the turkey. Bake until hot and crusty on top, about 30 minutes.


Allergens: Dairy


Calories: 272kcalCarbohydrates: 37gProtein: 5gFat: 12gSaturated Fat: 5gSodium: 289mgPotassium: 149mgFiber: 4gSugar: 8gCalcium: 74mgIron: 2mg
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Categories: Recipes, Side Dishes

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