Healthy Apple-Herb Stuffing
9 cups soft bread cubes (Can use a combination of white, wheat or spelt bread)
11⁄2 cups chopped celery
3⁄4 cup chopped onion
1 cup cubed apples or pears (if desired)
1/2 cup cranberries (if desired)
3⁄4 cup butter
1⁄2 teaspoon salt
1⁄2 teaspoon ground sage
1⁄2 teaspoon ground thyme
1 teaspoon poultry seasoning
1⁄4 teaspoon pepper
1-2 cups free range chicken broth
Toss bread cubes on cookie sheet by baking at 350 degrees F for 10 minutes. Set aside.
In a medium skillet, sauté celery, onion in butter. If using them, add apples or pears.
Add salt, sage, thyme, poultry seasoning and pepper.
In a large bowl, toss with bread cubes with sautéed vegetables/seasonings until bread is well coated.
Add chicken broth to moisten. Pour into a greased 9x13 pan.
Bake uncovered at 350 degrees for 35-40 minutes. If using them, add cranberries prior to the last 15 minutes.
Enjoy, and Happy Thanksgiving!