Cranberry and apricot stuffing recipe

By Angela Boggiano

  1. Makes 24 stuffing balls
  2. Takes 20 minutes to make and 35-40 minutes to cook
  3. Rating

This is a clever, handy way to cook and serve stuffing.

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Cranberry and apricot stuffing


  1. 50g butter, plus extra for greasing
  2. 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  3. 1 celery stick, finely chopped
  4. 150g fresh white breadcrumbs
  5. Grated zest of 1 small lemon
  6. 400g good-quality pork sausagemeat or pork sausages, skins removed
  7. 100g fresh cranberries
  8. 100g dried apricots, finely chopped
  9. Large handful fresh flatleaf parsley, chopped
  10. 8 fresh sage sprigs, finely chopped
  11. 1 medium free-range egg, lightly beaten


  1. 1. Melt the butter in a saucepan over a medium heat. Add the onion and celery and cook for 5-8 minutes or until softened. Remove from the heat and tip into a mixing bowl and leave to cool.
  2. 2. Add the remaining ingredients and season to taste. Mix well, you may find it easier to get your hands in so you can mix everything together. Roll into balls and lay on a baking tray lined with baking paper. Cover with cling film and freeze for a couple of hours until firm, then pop into freezer bags. Label and freeze for up to 1 month.
  3. 3. To cook, preheat the oven to 200°C/fan180°C/gas 6. Tip the frozen balls onto a greased baking tray and cook for 25-30 minutes or until golden and cooked through.

Nutritional info

Per stuffing ball: 104kcals, 6.4g fat (2.7g saturated), 3.4g protein, 8.9g carbs, 2.7g sugar, 0.5g salt

Chef's tip

If you want to use the stuffing mixture for the inside of the turkey, make sure you defrost the mixture thoroughly before using. Defrost completely overnight in the fridge. This recipe would also work deliciously well with dried cranberries instead of fresh, and try swapping the apricots for dried prunes.


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