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Slow Cooker Caramelized Apple Stuffing

Slow Cooker Caramelized Apple Stuffing

Slow Cooker Stuffing with Caramelized Apple is a delicious twist on a holiday tradition. Flavors of fall that are perfect for your Thanksgiving dinner!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 15 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 262kcal


  • 12 oz dried bread crumbs like the ones they sell around the grocery store in little bags this time of year
  • 3 tablespoon butter
  • 2 apples I used honey crisp
  • 3 ribs of celery
  • ½ yellow sweet onion
  • 1 teaspoon poultry seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon dried rubbed sage
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • ¼ cup sweetened dried cranberries
  • 2-3 cups chicken broth
  • 1 egg


  • Measure and set aside bread crumbs
  • In large skillet over medium high heat melt 3 tablespoons butter
  • Peel and core apples and dice into bite sized pieces
  • Peel onion, cut in half and then slice into thin pieces
  • Slice celery ribs
  • Add apples, onion and celery to melted butter in skillet and sauté for 6-8 minutes until they start to turn golden brown
  • Add seasonings and continue to sauté for another minute or 2
  • Remove from heat and add breadcrumbs and cranberries to skillet
  • Slowly add broth a little at a time until all breadcrumbs are moistened but not soggy
  • Whisk together egg and stir into mixture
  • Transfer to slow cooker that has been sprayed with nonstick spray
  • Cover and cook on high for 2-3 hours or low for 4-6 (until egg has fully cooked and texture is to desired crunchiness)


I cooked this on high for 2.5 hours in my 4 quart round slow cooker


Calories: 262kcal | Carbohydrates: 42g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 31mg | Sodium: 876mg | Potassium: 250mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 260IU | Vitamin C: 7.7mg | Calcium: 103mg | Iron: 2.6mg