5 from 1 vote
Apple Cranberry Slow Cooker Stuffing (dressing)
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
4 hrs
Total Time
4 hrs 15 mins

Savory Stuffing made in your crockpot to save space in the oven!  Make ahead this moist on the inside Apple Cranberry Stuffing with hints a sweet cranberry and tart apples with crunchy edges on the outside!

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: crock pot stuffing, slow cooker stuffing, stuffing outside of bird, non oven thanksgiving side dish
Servings: 8
Calories: 340 kcal
Author: Michele Hall
  • 12 cups bread cubes
  • 1 cup dried cranberries chopped
  • 3 cups apples 1/2" dice
  • 1 cup onion minced
  • 1/2 cup parsley fresh, minced
  • 1 cup pecans chopped
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup butter melted
  • 3 stalks celery chopped fine
  • 1 tablespoon poultry seasoning
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  1. In a skillet or the bottom of your crock pot if it is intended for sautéing too add olive oil and sauce onion and celery for 4 minutes

  2. Add bread cubes, celery, cranberries, apples, nuts, parsley, poultry seasoning, and sautéed onions and celery to the bottom of the crock pot.  Stir to combine.  

  3. Add melted butter evenly over the top of the bread mixture.

  4. Add the broth 1/2 cup at a time to just barely moisten the bread cubes.  The amount you will use depends on how dry your bread is.  Do not over wet it, the onions and celery will release more water and you want to have a moist stuffing, but you want a lot of the bread to hold its shape.

  5. Turn crock pot to high, cover and cook for 4-5 hours until edges are slightly crispy and center is moist. Stir several times while cooking.  Season to taste with salt and pepper and serve.