Recipe: Apple Stuffing

A sweet holiday dish, complete with fiber and antioxidants

stuffing with apples inside a turkey

This healthy, low-fat dessert dish boasts less than 200 calories per serving. Apples are also a source of soluble fiber, which helps to lower cholesterol. They contain an antioxidant called quercetin, which supports a healthy immune system and bone health. For additional fiber and antioxidant benefit, keep the skin on the apples.

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Ingredients

1 8-ounce package dry bread stuffing mix (whole grain if available)
2 cups apple juice, or as needed
2 tablespoons trans fat-free tub margarine
2 Red Delicious apples — peeled, cored, and diced

Preparation

  1. Prepare the stuffing mix according to package directions, but substitute apple juice for water.
  2. When bringing the juice and margarine to a boil, add the diced apple with peel to the pan.
  3. Stir in the stuffing mix until the liquid is absorbed.
  4. Transfer the stuffing to a baking dish sprayed with non-stick cooking spray and top with remaining apples.
  5. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes at 350 degrees or until stuffing is heated through.

Nutrition Information

Makes 8 servings

Calories: 180
Total Fat: 3 g
Sodium: 530 mg
Carb: 34 g
Fiber: 2 g
Protein: 3 g