Spiced stuffing

  • serves 6
  • A little effort

This simple yet flavoursome stuffing can be prepared the day before. With apple, fennel and a hint of chilli, it's the perfect accompaniment to Christmas dinner or another special occasion.


Make this simple spiced stuffing, then check out more stuffing recipes, such as our pancetta and safe stuffing balls.



  • onion 1 large, grated
  • dried chilli flakes a good pinch
  • fennel seeds 2 tsp, toasted and crushed slightly
  • oil for frying
  • apple 1, grated
  • fresh breadcrumbs 100g
  • herby pork sausages 6, skins removed


  • Step 1

    Heat the oven to 200c/fan 180c/gas 6. Fry the onion, chilli and fennel in a little oil until the onion is softened.

  • Step 2

    Cool a little, then mix with the apple, breadcrumbs and sausagemeat. Season well, pile into an ovenproof dish and rough up the surface with the back of a fork.

  • Step 3

    Cook for 40 minutes until the top is golden brown and crusty.

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