Cornbread Stuffing With Apples and Golden Raisins

Oct 1, 2009 at 7:58 p.m. ET

Sweeten your traditional cornbread stuffing this Thanksgiving with apples and golden raisins. The additional flavors of fresh parsley, thyme and sherry make this a rich side dish for your turkey dinner.

Cornbread Stuffing with Apples and Golden Raisins



2 large eggs, whites only
1 1/3 cups skim milk
1/2 cup applesauce
2 cup cornmeal*
1 tablespoon sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt


2 celery stalks, chopped
1 large onion, chopped
2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
1 teaspoon dried thyme
Salt and pepper to taste
1 cup golden raisins
1/4 cup dry sherry (optional)
2 cups defatted broth or low sodium chicken broth


For the cornbread

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Coat an 8-inch-square cake pan with cooking spray. In a medium bowl, combine egg whites, skim milk and applesauce. Mix well. Combine the remainder of the dry ingredients and add to the skim milk and egg white mixture. Stir until blended and pour into a prepared pan; bake for 15 minutes or until bread in done. Remove from oven and cool.

For the stuffing

Spray a nonstick skillet with cooking spray and saute celery and onion until tender. Add spices; remove and put into a large bowl. Add raisins, apples and the cornbread, crumbled. Toss with the broth and sherry and bake covered in a casserole dish previously coated with cooking spray, about 12 to 15 minutes. If the stuffing appears to dry, add more broth. Toward the end of cooking, remove cover to brown.

*Substitute one cup of flour for one cup of cornmeal, if you prefer.

Serves 6.