Apple & Blue Cheese Dressing Recipe - Clean Eating Magazine

Apple & Blue Cheese Dressing

This fruity dressing with fresh marjoram and pungent blue cheese marries well with both sweet and savory dishes on the holiday table.
Apple and Blue Cheese Dressing Recipe

Apple and Blue Cheese Dressing Recipe

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  • 10Servings


  • Olive oil cooking spray
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 yellow onion, halved and cut into ¼-inch slices
  • 1 cup roughly chopped unsweetened dried apples (½- to 1-inch pieces)
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened raisins (TRY: Newman’s Own Organic Raisins)
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened apple juice
  • 4 1/2 tsp chopped fresh marjoram leaves
  • 1/2 cup crumbled blue cheese, divided
  • 1/2 tsp fresh ground black pepper
  • 14 oz fresh-baked crusty whole-wheat bread, cut or torn into ¾-inch pieces (about 13 cups)
  • 1 cup low-sodium chicken or vegetable broth


  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Spray a 2- to 2 1/2-qt casserole dish with cooking spray and set aside.
  2. In a medium skillet on medium-high, heat oil. Add onion and cook, stirring occasionally, until tender, about 5 minutes. Stir in apples, raisins and juice and bring to a boil. Remove from heat and set aside for 10 minutes to plump the fruit.
  3. Transfer fruit mixture and any liquid to a large bowl along with marjoram, 1/4 cup cheese and pepper. Stir in bread, then add broth and gently stir to evenly moisten. Transfer to prepared casserole dish and sprinkle with remaining 1/4 cup cheese.
  4. Cover with foil and bake until heated through, 25 to 30 minutes. Uncover and bake until browned on top, about 20 minutes.

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size: 3/4 cup dressing
  • Calories: 197
  • Carbohydrate Content: 35.5 g
  • Cholesterol Content: 5 mg
  • Fat Content: 4 g
  • Fiber Content: 3 g
  • Protein Content: 7 g
  • Saturated Fat Content: 1.5 g
  • Sodium Content: 330 mg
  • Sugar Content: 12 g