Apple, Leek and Pumpernickel Stuffing Learn how to make homemade stuffing this Thanksgiving with our Winery Chef's Apple, Leek & Pumpernickel Stuffing recipe. Pair with Cabernet Sauvignon wine.
Apple, Leek and Pumpernickel Stuffing

Apple, Leek and Pumpernickel Stuffing

Serves 6, total time:


  1. Preheat oven to 300°F. Bake the bread cubes on a sheet pan until dried slightly, about 30 minutes. (Alternatively, leave bread out to dry at room temperature, 8 to 24 hours.)
  2. Melt butter in a 12-inch heavy skillet over medium heat. Add leeks and celery, cover and cook until softened, about 10 minutes, giving a brief stir every three minutes. Add thyme, apples, 1 teaspoon salt and ½ teaspoon pepper and cook for an additional 5 minutes.
  3. Transfer to a mixing bowl and toss with bread, broth, parsley, ½ teaspoon salt and ¼ teaspoon pepper. Squeeze the bread so that it absorbs all of the broth.
  4. Transfer to an oiled casserole dish. Brush the top of the stuffing with butter and place a sheet of wax paper over the top, pushing it against the surface of the stuffing. Cover with aluminum foil.
  5. Place in a 350°F oven for 45 minutes. Remove the foil and wax paper and cook an additional 15 minutes to crisp up the top. Serve immediately.

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