Have you ever dressed up Stove Top stuffing with apples?

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Posted: 11/25/2013 2:24:42 PM
Yes, I'm using stove top. No comments from the peanut gallery, please!

I've googled recipes and saw some on the Kraft website but wondered if any of you have tried them and could give me your reviews, tips, etc.

Thanks!

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Posted: 11/25/2013 2:28:52 PM
apples, extra onion, celery, water chestnuts, mmmm can't think of what else has struck my fancy in the past. But, yes, Stove Top takes on extras really nicely.


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Posted: 11/25/2013 2:37:45 PM
Okay....PLEASE don't take this the wrong way BUT if you are going to go to the trouble to doctor up Stove Top, just make your own stuffing. It is actually very easy to make a simple stuffing.

Buy French bread loaves from your grocery store bakery and cut them up into cubes and toast them lightly. Saute celery and onions in butter (it is T-day, I use butter) and then I add in fresh herbs...sage, rosemary, parsley and thyme. Don't forget salt and pepper. Add the veg and herbs to the bread and then moisten with chicken broth (canned or boxed). You can then add whatever other goodies you want...apples, chestnuts, mushrooms, the sky is the limit. Put in a casserole dish, dot with butter and bake it up!

If I have overstepped my bounds by posting this, I apologize. But for any other Peas that read the thread and haven't ever made their own stuffing, maybe they will be inspired to give it a try.



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Posted: 11/25/2013 2:45:41 PM
I buy Mrs. Cubbison's Cubed Dressing Mix. It's basically seasoned, toasted, cubed bread. I add celery, onions, butter and broth as directed on the package. It is infinitely better than Stove Top. Everyone raves about it. My mother-in-law begs me to bring it to dinner. The relatives fight over the leftovers. And it is easy, easy, easy.

Sorry if I too have overstepped my bounds.

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Posted: 11/25/2013 3:41:25 PM

buy Mrs. Cubbison's Cubed Dressing Mix. It's basically seasoned, toasted, cubed bread. I add celery, onions, butter and broth as directed on the package. It is infinitely better than Stove Top. Everyone raves about it. My mother-in-law begs me to bring it to dinner. The relatives fight over the leftovers. And it is easy, easy, easy.


This. And I love me some Stove Top, but when I'm cooking for the big day, this is my go to stuffing.


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Posted: 11/25/2013 3:45:12 PM
My sister added craisins once...it was a nice addition. I'd give apples a try.


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Posted: 11/25/2013 3:47:53 PM
Sorry, but I have to laugh at Cubbersons being "real" and Stove Top not. Both are bags of bread with seasoning.


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Posted: 11/25/2013 4:08:27 PM
yup, bags of bread with seasoning (whichever brand you use), add some extra ingredients. I usually saute onion and celery to go in mine.




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Posted: 11/25/2013 4:11:04 PM
The difference is the amounts of sodium and other artificial flavorings!

Making stuffing IS easy but you will spend more than a box of Stovetop
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Posted: 11/25/2013 4:15:57 PM

Sorry, but I have to laugh at Cubbersons being "real" and Stove Top not. Both are bags of bread with seasoning.


I didn't say either was "real" or not real. I just said Mrs. Cubbison's was infinitely better. And I described it as seasoned, toasted, cubed bread, exactly as you did.

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Posted: 11/25/2013 4:18:51 PM
Real dressing is pretty easy, unless you are making it for 30 people. Then, shortcuts are made.

Funny story. I was a teenager when I learned that there was such a thing as stove top. My family always made homemade, so I had never had anything but what they made. We ate, for the first time, with a new step-parents family and the mother served Stove Top. I ate two helpings because I thought it was SOOOO GOOD. When we got home I asked my mom if she had gotten the recipe because I really wanted her to make it again.

These days, and with so many people, we still use the traditional recipe, but start with the Pepperidge Farm bags of dressing mix.

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Posted: 11/25/2013 4:33:29 PM
I also use Stove Top --- and like it!
I often dress it up -- most recently I put some diced dried apricots and walnuts in it.
Usually I add onions and celery -- sometimes some chopped water chestnuts -- usually some nuts.

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Posted: 11/25/2013 4:45:10 PM
...I forgot to say, that on Thanksgiving when I'm making dressing (no 'stuffing') I do put it into a casserole dish and bake it in the oven for a while so it gets a bit crispy on the top. (I only do that because the oven is on anyway; if I wasn't cooking something in the oven, I wouldn't do that.)





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Posted: 11/25/2013 4:51:03 PM

Funny story. I was a teenager when I learned that there was such a thing as stove top. My family always made homemade, so I had never had anything but what they made. We ate, for the first time, with a new step-parents family and the mother served Stove Top. I ate two helpings because I thought it was SOOOO GOOD.


The same thing happened to me, except I tasted the Stove Top for the first time at my future in-laws! I am 56 and have had a lot of different homemade stuffings, but I like Stove Top the best. Low class taste buds I guess (and for the OP, no I have never dressed up my Stove Top)




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Posted: 11/25/2013 4:56:21 PM
I use Stove top, in fact I mix 2 kinds together, the cornbread stuffing and the original, and I add wild rice, sausage, water chestnuts and onion. It is delicious!


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Posted: 11/25/2013 5:18:37 PM
We use a kraft recipe that is chicken broth, stove top, onions, celery, apples and craisins. Look forward to it all year for Thanksgiving and Christmas. I am another one with low dollar tastebuds - I prefer stove top to homemade. But, the other ingredients make it even better!
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Posted: 11/25/2013 6:11:14 PM
My family just doesn't like other types. I've tried. I really like it too.

I add sauteed celery, onion, sage, any type of apple I have on hand. I also replace the water: 1/3 cup of whatever type wine is open (white/red/blush) and use broth for the rest. I have also put oysters in it!

This is my favorite dish at Thanksgiving.


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Posted: 11/25/2013 6:13:26 PM
<<---Likes stove top stuffing over homemade stuffing that sometimes has way too many funky ingredients.

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Posted: 11/25/2013 11:39:11 PM
Yes, gala or Fuji worked well diced and added near the end of the cooking (more to warm it up).

Really good in stuffed pork chops!


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Posted: 11/26/2013 3:43:47 AM

I'm another Stove Top girl. I use chicken broth (canned), onion, sage and craisins. Super yummy!



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Posted: 11/26/2013 6:42:56 AM
We eat Stopr top Stuffing year-round and my family loves it.

BUT, for Thanksgiving I have to make something "special" so we use Peppridge Farm! From a Bag. Just add Broth and Butter.

I also sauté celery and onions and add to it. Family loves it, it's easy and more special than our every day stove top. LOL!!!

But I've never made it with apples... I think it would be either really good or weird. Let us know!


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Posted: 11/26/2013 6:48:36 AM
I like apples and sausage in my stuffing. I would think you can add anything to stovetop and it would taste good.

I make it from scratch for Tgiving, but normally we eat stovetop because it's so yummy and is very easy.

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Posted: 11/26/2013 8:04:23 AM
I haven't added apples but I do add raisins, either if I make my own stuffing or use a packaged kind. DH loves it with raisins. I bet apples would be good. I have also seen dried cranberries added.


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Posted: 11/26/2013 8:07:15 AM
I have not, but just saw that on Pinterest last night - thought it looked pretty good.



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Posted: 11/26/2013 8:21:02 AM
Only my late Mom & Dad's stuffing recipe will do for Thanksgiving! It's a family tradition.

But the rest of the year, I keep Stove Top on hand for a quick side dish. (I don't keep bread on hand). I usually add sautéed onions and finely diced apples, too.

Also, depending on what I'm serving it with, I sometimes find Stove Top to be too 'salty' tasting. To remedy that issue, I pour the stuffing mix into a large mesh strainer and gently shake over a cookie sheet, sifting out some of the seasonings. I then add back some of the seasonings 'to taste'.


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Posted: 11/26/2013 12:10:50 PM
omg no, my husband did and I hated it. He also puts cut up apples in soup and he knows I hate it they just get mushy, yuck. I like crisp raw apples alone not in uncommon dishes.
But I am very thankful he likes to cook, so I just don't comment and make sure I don't get any in my bowl.

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Posted: 11/28/2013 7:52:16 PM
I've added cranberries and another time I added oysters, good both times. One time I combined it cream of chicken soup and it was the best stuff I'd ever eaten! I'm weird.


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Posted: 11/28/2013 8:19:43 PM
Stove Top is a guilty pleasure of mine. It's total comfort food for me


You'll have to update and let us know how it turned out. I don't like apples or cranberries ...or really anything other than celery and onions...in my stuffing. But I'm curious about how it turned out.



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Posted: 11/28/2013 9:49:01 PM
Bacon and apples...yes.






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Posted: 11/28/2013 10:06:30 PM
I was raised on "real" stuffing. ICK! There was always weird shit in it from oysters to mushrooms to various fruit & it was too wet.

I LOVE, ADORE, CRAVE Stove Top. I love it so much I should be their spokesperson. One package of cornbread flavored mixed with one package of chicken flavored & I'm in heaven, lol!

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Posted: 11/28/2013 10:24:06 PM
I make the bread for stuffing myself, from scratch, with wheat I grind myself. It's just a labor of love. I make the sausage too. And the stock and the butter. You make time for what's important, even on a holiday.

Just kidding. No way.

Pepperidge Farm in the bag, with onions, celery, pecans, and apples mixed in. I do like to drizzle in some of the turkey juice though, cause I make the turkey with butter and herbs so it's all delish.

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Posted: 11/29/2013 1:52:18 AM
No apples. I come from a Pepperidge Farm dressing back ground but I'm flexible and have used Stove Top..and LOVE it I may try this mix of cornbread and chicken/turkey I saw mentioned.

I put the dressing back in oven to get a light toasting. Same way my mom does w/Pepperidge Farm. I've added onion but no apples or celery.



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Posted: 11/29/2013 2:14:18 AM

Okay....PLEASE don't take this the wrong way BUT if you are going to go to the trouble to doctor up Stove Top, just make your own stuffing. It is actually very easy to make a simple stuffing.

Buy French bread loaves from your grocery store bakery and cut them up into cubes and toast them lightly. Saute celery and onions in butter (it is T-day, I use butter) and then I add in fresh herbs...sage, rosemary, parsley and thyme. Don't forget salt and pepper. Add the veg and herbs to the bread and then moisten with chicken broth (canned or boxed). You can then add whatever other goodies you want...apples, chestnuts, mushrooms, the sky is the limit. Put in a casserole dish, dot with butter and bake it up!

If I have overstepped my bounds by posting this, I apologize. But for any other Peas that read the thread and haven't ever made their own stuffing, maybe they will be inspired to give it a try.


My husband is a purist. Would never use a prepackaged stuffing mix, and I'm so glad! His stuffing is hands down the best I and my extended family have ever tasted! He triples the recipe and it is always still gone.

It is basically BethAnnes recipe, but SOURDOUGH French loaves. Though I dispute the store bakery suggestion, our Safeway store bakery loaves are too light. More dense bread works better.

We used to use Columbo sourdough loaves, but unfortunately, Hostess bought them, then went out of business. Because the universe hates me, some company decided to buy the recipe for Twinkies, but the deliciousness that was Columbo has not been picked up by anybody.

But this year I found a local bakery that makes the perfect tangy sour-sweet, hefty loaves.

Stuffing was amazing tonight! DH did it up right!


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Posted: 11/30/2013 11:34:30 PM
I didn't know that about the Columbo sourdough. Rats. I used to buy both sweet and sourdough French bread for our turkey stuffing. I haven't made the turkey though as other family members have the last couple of years.

I have used stove top for a Cornish game hen recipe that added apple juice, pecans and apricot brandy to the cornbread stove top. It really is tasty. You also glaze the hens with apricot brandy, butter and apricot preserves. Yum!

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Posted: 12/1/2013 6:20:22 AM
I have never dressed up Stove stop, it's perfect the way it is
I bet adding some sausage or craisins would be good. I think the apples may get too mushy


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