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Whole Wheat Challah Stuffing with Dried Cranberries and Sage


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Whole Wheat Challah Stuffing with Dried Cranberries and Sage

You can use any leftover bread for this recipe, but I like the health bonus of using whole wheat challah and it adds a nice nutty flavor that compliments the chestnuts in this dish. Don't save this recipe for Thanksgiving, it is really fabulous any time.


  • Prep Time : 10 minutes min
  • Cook Time : 50 minutes min
  • Ready Time : 1 hour


10 sides


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 4 stalks celery, chopped
  • 2 (3.5-ounce) bags Gefen roasted chestnuts, halved
  • 2 cups dried cranberries
  • 4 tablespoons chopped fresh sage or 3 teaspoons dried
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley or 1 teaspoon dried
  • 8 cups (1-inch) cubed whole wheat challah
  • 2 cups chicken stock
  • 1 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon Freshly ground black pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 400 F. Lightly grease a 2.75-quart baking dish and set aside.
  2. Heat olive oil in a large dutch oven over medium high heat. Sauté onion and celery for 8 to 10 minutes. Add chestnuts, cranberries, sage and parsley and cook 2 minutes more. Stir in challah, chicken stock, salt and pepper and remove from heat.
  3. Transfer stuffing to greased baking dish and cover with foil. Bake 30 minutes. Remove foil and bake 10 minutes more or until lightly browned.

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Jamie Geller is the only best-selling cookbook author who wants to get you out of the kitchen – not because she doesn’t love food – but because she has tons to do. As “The Bride Who Knew Nothing” Jamie found her niche specializing in fast, fresh, family recipes. Now the "Queen of Kosher" (CBS) and the "Jewish Rachael Ray" (New York Times), she's the creative force behind JoyofKosher.com and "Joy of Kosher with Jamie Geller" magazine . Jamie and her hubby live in Israel with their five busy kids who give her plenty of reasons to get out of the kitchen - quickly. Check out her new book, "Joy of Kosher: Fast, Fresh Family Recipes."




10 Responses to Whole Wheat Challah Stuffing with Dried Cranberries and Sage

  1. Great catch! Love that you are paying such close attention :-)
    We’ll fix it. Keep on reading and checking up on us. Happy Turkey Day.

  2. avatar says: Sarina

    Can you use the chicken stock by manishewitz. Can’t wait to meet you on Monday in Bergenfield.

    • Me too! and Yes of course. I like the Manischewitz All Natural Chicken Broth.

  3. avatar says: sevenmom

    Well I just put it in the oven and I can’t wait to taste it. But, no way it takes only 10 minutes to prep. get all the ingredients together washing and chopping all the veggies etc., took triple that and I am no novice, been cooking for 50 years.

    • Hope you loved the taste. Sorry you found it took longer to pull together (the prep time is calculated according to how long it takes to chop and prep the ingredients – once you start sauteing etc… that time is accounted for in the cook time). Thanks for sharing your feedback here.

      • avatar says: sevenmom

        Well it was worth it, best stuffing I ever ate, so will definitely do it again.

  4. avatar says: Aliza

    My husband just bought me your cookbook as a present, and I am enjoying it immensely. I wanted to make this dish, dressed up (in onions) for the Purim seudah, and I wanted to know if there is any way to make this ahead, or if the stuffing will get soggy/onions will get yucky. I’d love to put together the stuffing/cook the whole thing on Wednesday instead of having to do it on Purim itself.

    • Hi Aliza! I am so happy your husband bought it for you and so so happy you are enJOYing it. So… if you want to make this ahead I think best to make the onions and stuffing separately — just assemble before rewarming for the seudah and it shouldn’t be mushy/soggy. Especially if you are rewarming in the oven (but even on a hot plate – if you are using it to help manage your space – it should be ok!) Happy Purim!!!!

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