The Perfect Christmas Chestnut & Apple Stuffing

Side dishServes 6

Once you’ve sourced the perfect bird for your Christmas table you’ll need to do it justice with a top quality stuffing and this recipe from the team at York based Herb Fed Poultry won’t disappoint! Quick and simple to make, it’s the perfect accompaniment to their high welfare turkeys.  For more recipe inspiration and information on their range 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 flat leaf 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. Season and mix well.
  3. Add the sausage meat and mix ingredients together, binding together with the egg, then leave to cool.
  4. Ensure you re-weight the bird with stuffing to calculate the cooking time.
  5. Place any leftover stuffing on a tray to cook later.