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    Thanksgiving is less than two weeks away! Whether you’re doing a traditional turkey or living on the edge with a tur-duck-en, stuffing is a perfect side dish. It doesn’t even have to be for Thanksgiving. With this easy stuffing recipe, you can cook up a delicious twist on stuffing in a matter of minutes with the help of the limited edition Lucky Leaf Premium Apple Cranberry Pie Filling Or Topping.

    12 Minute Apple Cranberry Stuffing

    12-Minute Apple Cranberry Stuffing Recipe

    4.3 from 10 reviews
    Apple Cranberry Stuffing
    Recipe type: Side Dish
    Cuisine: American
    Delicious stuffing in 12 minutes.
    • ¾ cup water
    • 4 Tbsp. butter or margarine
    • 1 21-ounce can LUCKY LEAF Premium Apple Cranberry Pie Filling
    • 1 6-ounce box dry stuffing mix
    1. Combine water with butter or margarine in a large microwave-safe bowl.
    2. Microwave on high until boiling (about 3 minutes.)
    3. Add LUCKY LEAF Premium Apple Cranberry Pie Filling and cook for 4 additional minutes.
    4. Remove from microwave and stir in stuffing mix and seasoning packet.
    5. Return to microwave and cook for 5 more minutes.
    6. Fluff with fork.
    7. Serve warm.

    While this stuffing can be prepared on the stove, I decided to give the microwave a try. I’ve never cooked stuffing with a microwave, so this would be an adventure.

    The first step is easy – melt the butter in the water. Check. My microwave did this in about 2 minutes, so definitely keep an eye on it. For a quicker butter melt, don’t throw in a big chunk of butter. Cut it up into smaller pieces and they’ll melt faster.

    Adding Lucky Leaf

    Yes, I totally used the bowl I was going to store the stuffing in to cook the stuffing. Fewer dishes to wash. Brilliant, yes?

    Then, I added in the LUCKY LEAF Premium Apple Cranberry Pie Filling, gave it a quick stir, then put it back into the microwave for another minutes.

    Side Note: When I first smelled the LUCKY LEAF Premium Apple Cranberry Pie Filling in the can, I wanted to chill it down and eat is as canned fruit. I could smell the cranberries, which reminded me of cranberry sauce, and the apples were nice and crisp (what I’ve come to expect from Lucky Leaf.)

    Finally (wow, we’re at the last ingredient!) add the stuffing mix and seasoning packet (if there is one) and mix together. Cook it for the final 5 minutes and BAM! 12-minute apple cranberry stuffing.

    Adding the Stuffing

    The stuffing was delicious. I loved how I could taste the sweetness of the apples and cranberries throughout the stuffing. I think next time I’ll add some toasted pine nuts or celery for a little but of crunch. If you already have a favorite stuffing recipe, you can try giving it a fun twist by adding the Apple Cranberry Pie Filling in to your recipe.

    What do you put in your stuffing? Fruits? Nuts? Something else?

    The WiC Project Lucky Leaf Giveaway

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    Lucky Leaf Reader Giveaway

    One winner will receive a Lucky Leaf prize pack which includes a can of Lucky Leaf pie filling, a recipe card, a ceramic pie bird and two pie slice boxes and forks.

    Lucky 13 Recipe Contest!

    Lucky Leaf Lucky 13 Recipe Contest

    Do you love to bake or do you have mad cooking skills? Enter the Lucky Leaf Lucky 13 Recipe Contest for your chance to win $2,500! There are 13 prizes up for grabs – the Grand Prize ($2,500), 4 2nd place prizes of $400, and 8 3rd place prizes of $100! The contest ends December 2nd and then voting begins on December 3rd and runs through December 17th. So get your entries in and tell your friends and family to get ready to vote!

    Disclaimer: This post consists of my (and/or fellow tester) opinions only. Your experiences may be different. No compensation was given for this review/giveaway. I did receive a free product from the manufacturer or their representing PR agency to use and test for the purposes of this review. This did not affect the outcome of this review.


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