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Apple, Sausage, and Walnut Dressing

Prep time 20 mins
Cook time 15 mins
Stand time 10 mins
Bake time 40 mins
Yield

Makes 8 to 10 servings

Try a delicious combination--the salty crunch of walnuts and tart, sweet apple.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound mild ground pork sausage (casings removed)
  • 1 cup diced yellow onion
  • 1 cup chopped celery
  • 2 large garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 1/2 cups peeled, chopped Granny Smith apple (about 2 apples)
  • 12 cups cubed white bread (about 15 slices)
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh sage
  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 2 1/2 cups low-sodium chicken broth

How to Make It

  1. Preheat oven to 375°. Brown sausage in a large sauté pan over medium heat, stirring until it crumbles and is no longer pink. (Do not drain.) Add onion, celery, and garlic; sauté 5 minutes. Add apple, and sauté 3 minutes or until apple begins to soften; transfer to a large bowl, and let cool 10 minutes.

  2. Add remaining ingredients to sausage mixture, stirring until well blended. Spoon into a well-greased 13- x 9-inch baking pan. Bake at 375° for 40 minutes or until top is crusty and brown.