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Sausage, Fig & Cranberry Stuffing

A festive stiffing perfect for Thanksgiving or Christmas

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep 30 minutes
Cook 45 minutes
Total 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 6 to 8 servings
Calories 794 kcal
Author Michelle


  • ¾ cup large-diced dried figs stems removed
  • ¾ cup dried cranberries
  • ½ cup Calvados or brandy
  • ¼ cup unsalted butter (4 tablespoons )
  • cups diced onions
  • 1 cup ½-inch-diced celery (about 3 stalks)
  • 12 ounces pork sausage casings removed (sweet, mild or hot - your preference)
  • tablespoons chopped fresh rosemary leaves
  • 3 tablespoons pine nuts toasted
  • 3 cups herb-seasoned stuffing mix
  • cups chicken stock
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Butter a 9x13 casserole dish; set aside.
  2. Place the dried figs and cranberries in a small saucepan and pour in the Calvados and ½ cup of water. Bring the mixture to a boil over medium heat, then lower the heat and simmer for 2 minutes. Remove from the heat and set aside.
  3. Meanwhile, melt the butter in a large (12-inch) skillet over medium heat. Add the onions and celery and saute until softened, about 5 minutes. Add the sausage, crumbling it into small bits with a fork, and saute, stirring frequently, for 10 minutes, until cooked and browned. Add the figs and cranberries with the liquid, the chopped rosemary, and pine nuts, and cook for 2 more minutes. Scrape up the brown bits with a wooden spoon.
  4. Place the stuffing mix in a large bowl. Add the sausage mixture, chicken stock, egg, salt and pepper and stir well.
  5. Transfer the stuffing to the prepared casserole dish. Bake for 45 minutes.

Recipe Notes

*Note: The stuffing can be assembled the day before, just cover and refrigerate.

Nutrition Facts
Sausage, Fig & Cranberry Stuffing
Amount Per Serving
Calories 794 Calories from Fat 270
% Daily Value*
Fat 30g46%
Saturated Fat 11g69%
Cholesterol 91mg30%
Sodium 2057mg89%
Potassium 687mg20%
Carbohydrates 96g32%
Fiber 6g25%
Sugar 28g31%
Protein 22g44%
Vitamin A 410IU8%
Vitamin C 4.4mg5%
Calcium 148mg15%
Iron 5.1mg28%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.