Marie's Holiday Cranberry Raisin Crouton Stuffing


Prep time45 minutes
CategoryAppetizers & Side Dishes Bread
Free Ofgluten wheat egg soy nut


Delightful Seasoned Crouton Turkey Stuffing


4cupSeasoned Croutons (Seasoned, see recipe, 4 to 5 cups)
2cupFresh or Frozen Cranberries
1 1⁄2cupDried Raisins
1cupChopped Celery
1cupChopped Sweet Onion
1⁄2cupJulienne Carrots Chopped
6tbspUnsalted Butter
1 1⁄2cupGranny Smith Apple (Peeled, Cored and Chopped)
3⁄4cupchopped parsley
1tspGround Sage
 dashSalt & pepper to taste (Optional, croutons are already seasoned)
2cupChicken Broth (Fresh or store bought 2 to 3 cups)
15sliceMartini Olives (Green with Pimento)
1cupSliced Black Olives
3cloveFresh Garlic sliced
1⁄3cupMarsala Cooking Wine (Optional)


Heat a large sauté pan or a wok on medium heat. Melt 3 tbsp butter, sauté the onions and garlic. Add Marsala cooking wine and cook for 2 minutes. Add celery, carrots, green apple, raisins, cranberries, green and black olives. Stir and cook for 5 minutes. Add the additional 3 tbsp of butter and the seasoned croutons. Mix well. Add the parsley and 1 cup of the chicken stock (enough to keep the croutons moist). Add sage, (salt & pepper to taste optional – croutons already seasoned). Add another 1 cup of stock and mix well. Heat for 10 minutes. Stir regularly. If too dry, add remaining cup of stock slowly, making sure not to make it soggy. Ready to use as stuffing – caution: stuffing is hot, use a large spoon to stuff the turkey. Follow Turkey instructions for baking. Baste the stuffing when basting the turkey.


The butter can be substituted for olive oil.