Fennel, Sausage, and Caramelized Apple Stuffing

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Fennel, Sausage, and Caramelized Apple StuffingRecipe
Photo: Oxmoor House
Serves 12 (serving size: about 2/3 cup)


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12 ounces sourdough bread, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
Cooking spray
9 ounces Italian sausage
5 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
4 cups chopped onion
1 1/4 cups sliced fennel bulb
1 1/4 cups chopped carrot
2 tablespoons chopped fresh sage
1/2 teaspoon fennel seeds, crushed
5 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, divided
3 cups chopped Golden Delicious apple
2 teaspoons sugar
1 1/2 cups fat-free, lower-sodium chicken broth
2 large eggs


Hands-on: 48 Minutes
Total: 1 Hour, 28 Minutes

1. Preheat oven to 400°.

2. Arrange bread cubes in a single layer on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray. Bake at 400° for 16 minutes or until golden, stirring after 8 minutes. Place in a large bowl.

3. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Remove casings from sausage. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add sausage to pan; cook 8 minutes or until browned, stirring to crumble. Add sausage to bread.

4. Return pan to medium-high heat. Add 3 teaspoons oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add onion and next 5 ingredients (through garlic). Add 1/4 teaspoon pepper; sauté 8 minutes or until vegetables are tender, stirring occasionally. Add vegetables to sausage mixture.

5. Return pan to medium-high heat. Add remaining 2 teaspoons oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add apple and sugar; sauté 5 minutes or until apple caramelizes, stirring occasionally. Add to the sausage mixture.

6. Combine broth and eggs in a small bowl, stirring with a whisk. Add broth mixture and remaining 1/4 teaspoon pepper to sausage mixture; toss well to combine.

7. Spoon sausage mixture into a 13 x 9-inch glass or ceramic baking dish coated with cooking spray. Cover with foil. Bake at 400° for 20 minutes. Uncover dish; bake at 400° for 20 minutes or until browned and crisp.

Created date

October 2011

Nutritional Information

Calories 180
Fat 5.4 g
Satfat 1.3 g
Monofat 2.5 g
Polyfat 0.7 g
Protein 8.4 g
Carbohydrate 26.3 g
Fiber 3 g
Cholesterol 42 mg
Iron 1.9 mg
Sodium 359 mg
Calcium 66 mg