Fruity Christmas stuffing

Ditch shop-bought and make your own stuffing. This meat-free version is packed with cranberries, clementines, apple, almonds and figs, so it’s a real treat for vegetarians

  • Prep:20 mins
    Cook:50 mins
  • Serves 8
  • Easy

Nutrition per serving

  • kcal 295
  • fat 7g
  • saturates 1g
  • carbs 52g
  • sugars 19g
  • fibre 4g
  • protein 7g
  • salt 0.9g


  • 100g dried cranberries
  • ½ tbsp olive oil
  • 1 onion, thinly sliced
  • 50g blanched almonds
  • 2 clementines, peel on, quartered
  • 100g dried figs, roughly chopped
  • 1 eating apple, grated
  • ¼ tsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp allspice
  • 350g fresh breadcrumbs
  • 1 tbsp chopped rosemary
  • large knob of butter


  1. Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. Tip the cranberries into a bowl and cover with boiling water. Meanwhile, heat the oil in a frying pan and soften the onion. Tip into a large bowl and leave to cool. Add the almonds to the same pan and toast until golden brown. Leave to cool, then roughly chop. With their peel on, whizz the clementine quarters in a food processor until puréed. Drain the cranberries.

  2. Add the nuts, clementine purée, cranberries and the remaining ingredients, except the butter, to the onion, with plenty of seasoning. Stir everything together, then tip into a casserole dish. Dot with butter, cover with foil and roast in the oven for 30 mins. Uncover, then roast for a further 15 mins until crisp and golden.

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