Apple, Cornbread and Sausage Stuffing

August 2, 2012 by Kenmore

Dress your turkey with this savory stuffing recipe, or just serve it on the side. Either way, it’s delicious!


preparation time
0 mins

cook time




2 sticks unsalted butter

3 cloves garlic minced

3 apples (like Jonathan, Fuji, Gravenstein or Granny Smith), cored and chopped into half-inch dice

4.5 cup whole wheat or white bread cut into quarter-inch cubes

1 pounds sweet fennel sausage casings removed and crumbled

2.5 cup yellow onion chopped

4.5 cup cornbread cut into half-inch cubes

2 teaspoons fresh sage finely minced

2 teaspoons dried thyme

1 tablespoons kosher salt

0.5 cup Italian parsley minced

1.5 cup pecans chopped


Sauté Onions and Apples

Melt the butter in a large sauté pan. Add the chopped onions and garlic and cook over medium heat, partially covered, until tender and lightly colored, about 15 minutes. Add the apples and cook for another 10 minutes, until the apples are starting to color but are not mushy. Transfer onions, butter and apples to a large mixing bowl.

Cook Sausage

Crumble the sausage into the same large sauté pan and cook over medium heat, stirring, until lightly browned. With a slotted spoon, transfer the sausage to the onion mixture and reserve the rendered fat.

Combine Ingredients

Add the remaining ingredients (breads, sage, thyme, salt, parsley and pecans) to the mixing bowl and combine gently. Cool completely before stuffing the bird; refrigerate if not using promptly.

Stuff Turkey or Bake

Fill the turkey with the stuffing (there is enough to fill a 20 pound turkey) and put any remaining stuffing into a small buttered casserole pan. If using a casserole, bake at 300ºF for 30 minutes, basting with either turkey juices, stock or the reserved sausage fat if it looks dry.


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