Cranberry Citrus Pecan Stuffing

This Cranberry Citrus Pecan Stuffing is a perfect blend of both sweet and savory flavors and is a favorite of even the non-stuffing lovers.

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Cranberry Citrus Pecan Stuffing

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Course: Side Dish
Servings: 9
Calories: 558kcal
Author: Kim Maes


  • 1 cup fresh orange juice
  • ½ cup dried cranberries
  • 1 pound bulk hot Italian sausage
  • cup butter , cubed
  • 1 large onion , chopped
  • 4 celery ribs , chopped
  • 1 ¼ teaspoon poultry seasoning (confirm seasoning is gluten-free)
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh thyme
  • 4 finely chopped fresh sage leaves
  • 6 cups gluten-free seasoned stuffing cubes , or gluten-free bread cubed and toasted
  • 1 medium Granny Smith apple , peeled and finely chopped
  • cup chopped pecans
  • ½ teaspoon fine sea salt
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 1 cup chicken broth , more or less depending on how moist you prefer your stuffing
  • 1 large egg


  • Preheat oven to 325° F. 
  • Add orange juice to small saucepan and set on medium high heat. Add cranberries once juice comes to a low boil and simmer for about 3-4 minutes. Remove from heat. Set aside.
  • Heat a large skillet over medium high heat and add sausage. Cook until sausage begins to brown. Once it is no longer pink, use slotted spoon to transfer sausage to large bowl. Add butter to reserved sausage drippings. Once melted, add chopped onion and celery and sauté until translucent. Stir in poultry seasoning, fresh thyme, and fresh sage.
  • Add sauteed vegetable mixture to sausage mixture in bowl. Stir in gluten-free stuffing cubes, orange juice/cranberry mixture, chopped apple, pecans, salt, and pepper. Mix together the broth and egg.
  • Transfer stuffing to lightly greased 13x9-inch baking dish. Cover with foil and bake for 30 minutes. Uncover and continue baking until lightly browned, about 10-15 minutes longer.


Nutrition Facts
Cranberry Citrus Pecan Stuffing
Amount Per Serving
Calories 558 Calories from Fat 342
% Daily Value*
Fat 38g58%
Saturated Fat 13g65%
Trans Fat 0.3g
Polyunsaturated Fat 7g
Monounsaturated Fat 16g
Cholesterol 75mg25%
Sodium 1244mg52%
Potassium 366mg10%
Carbohydrates 43g14%
Fiber 6g24%
Sugar 13g14%
Protein 13g26%
Vitamin A 775IU16%
Vitamin C 18mg22%
Calcium 75mg8%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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