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How to Cook Haskap Apple Bread Stuffing + Video

I am so pleased to share this recipe for How to Cook Haskap Apple Bread Stuffing with you! Pâté

How to Cook Haskap Apple Bred Stuffing - cookingwithkimberly.comThis stuffing has the delicious spices that we love, as well as apple and haskap berries, and then it’s stuffed into your bird of choice – ours being a turkey in this recipe.

For Thanksgiving, Christmas or any other time, this stuffing will be a beautiful addition to your feast.

The result is a flavor combination that makes a fantastic stuffing that tastes amazing, and is great stuffed into a your turkey, chicken, pork loin, pork tenderloin, or crown roasts, to name a few uses. The apples and haskap berries keep the meat moist and infused with their fruity flavors.

Haskap Apple Bread Stuffing:

The reason I use stale or dry bread and toast it before stuffing it into a bird, is to soak up the juices inside the poultry, and keep the stuffing light and not sloppy. You can use any bread you want, even different kinds of bread – whatever is leftover or stale is good. I like to lightly toast the bread before combining it with the other ingredients. Fresh bread needs to be toasted until golden brown.

haskap berries - haskapa.comHaskapa, out of Nova Scotia, provides dried haskap berries, and other haskap products:


The haskap berry plant originated in Southern Russia, but now grows throughout the Canadian provinces and the United States. The berry is the color of a blueberry, is about an inch long. The flesh is tangy and a deep, crimson color with an intense flavor, making them a healthy berry that is great for snacking and included in breads, desserts, glazes, sauces and stuffings or dressings.

Web Chef Review: Fresh, Free Run, Drug & Hormone Free Turkey at Harvest Barn - cookingwithkimberly.comThe turkey I am going to stuff and roast, is a fresh free run, drug & hormone free turkey from Harvest Barn:

Just a note – it is always best to make a stuffing for poultry, and fill the bird, on the same day as you roast it, so no bacteria can contaminate the bird and make you sick. In other words, do not make the stuffing the day before roasting.

Type: Side Dish Recipe

Prep Time: about 15 to 20 min
Toast Time: ~ 10 – 20 min
Yield: enough to stuff a 17 lb turkey

The ingredients & instructions are listed below the video for measurements & directions. Please enjoy this webisode of Cooking with Kimberly:


  • 8 – 10 slices of bread – even a whole loaf of dry or stale bread or breads, chopped into 1 inch cubes.
    • Tip: If you don’t have any stale or dry bread, fresh bread is fine, but it must be toasted longer, so you don’t get a lumpy, soggy filling.
  • about 1/4 – 1/3 cup of Haskapa dried haskap berries
  • 1 tsp + sprinklings of poultry seasoning – sprinkled over bread to be toasted and an additional 1 tsp of ground poultry seasonings to be added into the stuffing
  • Granny Smith Apple - cookingwithkimberly.com1 Granny Smith apple – washed, peeled, seeded and cored to make 1 cup
  • 1/2 of a celery stalk – finely chopped and diced
  • 1/2 of a large carrot – finely chopped and diced
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 2 tbsp fresh parsley – minced
  • 1/4 tsp fresh summer savory – if available
  • about 1/4 – 1/2 tsp gumbo file
  • 1 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • sprinkle of salt
  • 1/2 tsp hot smoked paprika
  • about 6 tbsp ham stock – or any other stock you like, such as turkey, chicken, veggie, ham, or beef stock, or even water if you don’t have any stock on hand
  • Options: to be added to the stuffing at the same time as the celery and carrot


  • Preheat the oven to 275 – 300 degrees F.
  1. Calphalon 4pc Nonstick Bakeware Large Cookie Sheet Cooling Rack Set - shop.cookingwithkimberly.comAfter the 1 inch bread cubes have been sliced up, scatter them over the surface of a large baking sheet, to be toasted.
  2. Sprinkle with poultry seasoning and toss bread cubes so the seasoning is distributed evenly over the bread cubes.
  3. Place the baking sheet of bread cubes into the oven and toast until the cubes are dry and golden brown.
    • Note: Check the bread cubes often and stir them through to get all sides toasted.
  4. Calphalon 5qt Nonstick Simply Traditional Saute Pan - shop.cookingwithkimberly.comPreheat your saute pan, and melt butter.
  5. Saute the carrots and celery (and optional ingredients) in the melted butter, and smoked paprika, until they have softened up, stirring often.
  6. Remove toasted bread cubes from the oven when they are nicely browned, and transfer them into a large mixing bowl.
  7. Remove saute pan from stove burner and spread the carrots and celery into the large mixing bowl over the toasted bread cubes.
  8. To the bowl, add the diced apples and dried haskap berries.
  9. Add in the fresh herbs of fresh parsley and summer savory, more poultry seasoning and gumbo file.
  10. Add the stock to the stuffing, 2 tbsp at a time, until the stuffing is just moistened, but not wet.
  11. Now your stuffing is ready to put into the turkey cavity for a wonderful savory turkey dressing, that can be used on turkey, chicken, crown roast, stuffing a pork tenderloin or pork chops.
  12. Roast your meat according to the recipe of your choice. If using to stuff a bird, remove stuffing before serving roasted bird.

A fabulously flavorful & unique stuffing for whatever meat or veggie of your choice.

Haskapa - haskapa.comThis show is brought to you by Haskapa:

I hope you use this recipe for How to Cook Haskap Apple Bread Stuffing and bring something unique into your poultry stuffing this Holiday season.

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Author: Kimberly Turner

Kimberly Turner is the web-chef behind CookingWithKimberly.com. Food writer, food consultant and general lover of the delicious treats on our planet, Kimberly brings you hearty content, delicious offerings, fun antics, and some down-home cooked love with her mom making cameos. Internet entrepreneur and marketer, International model, and Editor-in-Chief of a number of online publications. Be a Champion in Your Kitchen & Eat Deliciously!

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