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Classic Cornbread Dressing with Country Ham and Dried Fruit

Prep Time:20 min
Cook Time:1 hrs 5 min
Yield:10 to 12 servings


  • Crisco® Original No-Stick Cooking Spray
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 1/3 cups milk
  • 1/4 cup Crisco® Pure Vegetable Oil
  • 2 cups Martha White® Self-Rising Enriched White Corn Meal Mix
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1 cup chopped celery
  • Crumbled cornbread from above, about 6 cups
  • 4 cups dry bread cubes or crumbled tasted biscuits
  • 1 cup chopped cooked country ham
  • 1 cup raisins, dried sweetened cranberries or chopped apricots
  • 2 teaspoons dried sage leaves
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 4 cups chicken broth


  1. 1.
    HEAT oven to 450°F. Spray 10 1/2-inch cast iron skillet with no-stick cooking spray. Place in oven to heat. Beat egg in large bowl. Add remaining cornbread ingredients; mix well. Pour into hot skillet.

  2. 2.
    BAKE 20 to 25 minutes or until golden brown and center is firm. Cool cornbread; crumble and set aside. Reduce heat to 375°F.

  3. 3.
    SPRAY 13 x 9-inch baking dish or pan with no-stick cooking spray. Melt butter in large skillet over medium heat. Add onions and celery; cook and stir until vegetables are tender.

  4. 4.
    COMBINE vegetable mixture, crumbled cornbread and remaining ingredients in large bowl; toss gently to mix. Spoon into prepared baking dish. Bake 40 to 45 minutes or until golden brown.


Serving Size (1/10), Calories 350 (Calories from Fat 160), Total Fat 19g (Saturated Fat 1.5g, Trans Fat 0g), Cholesterol 60mg, Sodium 680mg, Total Carbohydrate 41g (Dietary Fiber 3g, Sugars 14g), Protein 10g; Percent Daily Value*: Vitamin A 2%, Vitamin C 4%, Calcium 15%, Iron 10%.

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

Classic Cornbread Dressing with Country Ham and Dried Fruit

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