Stuffing and Cranberry Sauce

The Wolff family has many favorite recipes and most of them they have graciously shared right here on their website. When I began searching for a stuffing recipe for this Thanksgiving, Wolff’s trusted recipe collection was the first place I looked. And since I’m going to be spending a good amount of time in the kitchen over the next 24 hours, I decided to save myself a step and omit the sausage they called for and substitute the water for chicken broth to add some more flavor to their stuffing. I tasted a few snitches of it and I highly recommend this recipe for those who are still searching for a stuffing recipe for tomorrow. So without further ado, here is the recipe with my alterations:


Wolff Family Apple Sage Stuffing

  • Yield: 8-10 1x


  • 2 sticks plus 3 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 2 large bags of your favorite stuffing crumbs or about 6 cups diced bread
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 stalks celery, diced
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme leaves
  • 1 teaspoon dried sage leaves
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts, toasted
  • 3 medium cooking apples, like Granny Smith, Rome or Golden Delicious, peeled, cored and chopped


  1. In a large pot melt 2 sticks butter in water. When melted add dry cornbread stuffing stirring to incorporate liquid, set aside.
  2. In a large sauté pan set over medium high heat melt 1 tablespoon butter and sauté onions with the garlic, celery, thyme, and sage until onions are translucent and celery is crisp tender. Add walnuts and sauté for 1 minute. Add apples and sauté for one minute more. Remove from heat. Combine cornbread stuffing with sautéed ingredients and stuff turkey. Roast turkey as usual. Alternatively: fill a 9 by 13 by 2 inch pan with the stuffing and bake in a along side your turkey, covered with foil for 45 minutes. Remove foil and bake until top is lightly browned, about 15 minutes more.

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Apple Sage Stuffing

And if you’re still feeling adventurous before Thanksgiving, try out the recipe (shown above) for cranberry sauce sweetened with apple cider on Weaver’s Orchard’s website here.