The Perfect Chestnut & Apple Christmas Stuffing

Side dishServes 6

The Christmas lunch planning is well underway and as well as a tasty bird, the perfect stuffing to serve alongside it is also a must. This Chestnut & Apple Christmas Stuffing recipe from the team at Easingwold based Herb Fed Poultry is the ideal accompaniment to one of their award-winning turkeys, and sure to wow your guests on the big day. For more recipe inspiration and to buy their range online visit:  


1lb tin chestnuts, roughly chopped

1lb cooking apples (peeled, cored and finely chopped)

1 medium onion, finely chopped

Zest of 1 large orange

1 tablespoon parsley

1 tablespoon chopped sage

1 sprig of thyme snipped

4 sticks of celery (roughly chopped)

1 1/2lb pork sausage meat

1 egg, beaten

2oz butter

6oz firm white bread cut into dice

Salt and black pepper


  1. Melt the butter and fry the onion, celery and thyme until soft.
  2. Remove from the heat and add the parsley, sage, bread, apples, chestnuts and orange zest.
  3. Season and mix well.
  4. Add the sausage meat and mix all the ingredients well, binding it together with the egg. Leave to cool.
  5. Ensure you re-weight the bird with stuffing to calculate the cooking time.
  6. Place any leftover stuffing on tray to cook later.