You can’t have Thanksgiving dinner without stuffing and Apple Fig Stuffing has the perfect balance of sweet and savory to compliment your holiday feast. Apples and figs give this stovetop stuffing it’s sweet notes while celery, onion and marjoram lend their savory flavors to the recipe. A classic stuffing recipe with updated flavors.
Stovetop Apple Stuffing Recipe
We all know that isn’t Thanksgiving without our beloved stuffing! But I have to admit that sometimes our beloved gets a little boring. Sorry not sorry, but it’s true.
First Published: November 13, 2014… Last Updated: October 29, 2019
So why no change it up a bit with an apple fig flavor combo this year? Apples and figs give this savory classic the perfect hint of sweetness.
And if you prefer your stuffing with more moisture you can add additional broth or drizzle with turkey pan drippings or gravy….yum! Make it stovetop and your stuffing will not only be fabulously delicious but so simple to make too! Then just cover it with foil and keep it warm in the oven.
Prefer an oven baked stuffing with that crunchy top, and really, who doesn’t love that? Simply transfer your fig stuffing to an oven proof baking dish, brush the top with butter or turkey drippings and let it bake in the oven. So get ready for the best apple stuffing recipe because now we’re talking stuffing!
Of course, if you want to really change things up you’ll want to make our Apple Sage Stuffin’ Muffins! All the flavors of stuffing in a muffin!
How many people does stuffing serve?
- Our Apple Fig Stuffing makes 12 cups and will serve 16 people, 3/4 cup stuffing each.
- Prefer a larger size serving? Our stovetop stuffing will serve 12 servings, 1 cup each.
- Stretch this stuffing recipe to serve 24 and everyone gets a 1/2 cup serving.
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Ingredients you will need to make this recipe
- Gala apples
- dried figs
- dried marjoram
- kosher salt
- seasoned stuffing mix
- chicken broth
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- 10 Tbs. butter
- 2 Gala apples , cored and chopped, 3 cups
- 1 large onion , chopped, 1 1/2 cups
- 2 ribs celery , chopped, 1 cup
- 4 oz. dried figs , chopped, 1 cup
- 1 tsp. dried marjoram
- 1 tsp. kosher salt
- 1/2 tsp. pepper
- 1 pkg. (12 - 14 oz.) seasoned stuffing mix (stuffing bags seem to come in varying sizes now so I have added a range for the size)
- 1 can (14.5 oz.) chicken broth
- 2 Tbs. chopped parsley
In large deep-sided skillet melt butter over medium-high heat. Cook apples, onion, celery, figs, marjoram, kosher salt and pepper until just tender, 6-7 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Add stuffing mix and chicken broth, tossing until combined. Cook until heated through. At this point you can serve the stuffing or transfer the stuffing to a baking dish, cover with foil, and keep warm in the oven.
Sprinkle with chopped parsley.
Makes 12 cups*.
*Recipe can be halved.