Cornbread Stuffing with Apples

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Cornbread Stuffing with Apples has a touch of sweetness and a little crunch from apples, celery, and onions. It’s the perfect holiday side dish recipe.


Cornbread Stuffing with apples in a casserole dish

Cornbread Stuffing

This is a great side dish for a holiday meal or a party because it feeds a crowd.

Either homemade or store-bought cornbread will work for this recipe.  If you are making your own cornbread with a box mix, use 2 Jiffy corn muffin mixes and prepare the cornbread in a 7×11 or 9×9 inch baking dish.

The cornbread gets cut into cubes and spread out onto a baking sheet.  Then it gets baked again to dry it out, making it ideal for stuffing.

The dried cornbread gets combined with apples, sautéed celery and onions, and chicken broth.  Then it all gets spread into a large baking dish and baked until the top is golden.

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Large serving dish of corn bread stuffing with apples celery and onions

Cornbread Stuffing with Apples Recipe

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Cornbread Stuffing with Apples has a touch of sweetness and a little crunch from apples, celery, and onions. It's the perfect holiday side dish recipe.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes


Servings 12 servings
Calories 250 kcal


  • 18 to 24 oz. prepared cornbread -cut into ½ inch cubes
  • 2 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 tbsp. butter
  • 1 large onion -chopped
  • 4 stalks of celery -sliced
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. ground black pepper
  • 2 ¼ to 2 3/4 cups chicken or vegetable broth
  • 3 medium apples -chopped


  • Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Spread cornbread onto two rimmed baking sheets and bake until dry and golden, about 15 minutes.
  • In the meantime, heat the oil and butter in a 3 quart sauce pot over medium heat. Add the onion, celery, salt, and pepper and sauté until slightly tender and translucent (about 5 minutes).
  • Stir in 2 ¼ cups of the broth and the apples. Remove the pot from the heat and add in the cornbread. Mix to moisten the cornbread. If the mixture seems a little dry, add more broth at this stage.
  • Spoon the mixture into a large baking dish that has been sprayed with cooking spray. Bake until top is golden, about 20-25 minutes.


Serving: 1/12th of the recipe | Calories: 250kcal | Carbohydrates: 35.9g | Protein: 4.1g | Fat: 9.1g | Saturated Fat: 3.4g | Fiber: 2.5g
Course Side Dish
Keyword Cornbread stuffing, holiday, Stuffing recipe
Cuisine American
Author Amanda Finks
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About Amanda Finks

I’m a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist living in Zionsville, IN. I’m an avid cook, travel nerd, & lover of good food! I’m trained in Food Science & recipe development. It’s my mission to bring you the BEST recipes your whole family will love!

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