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Photo: Oxmoor House Photo by: Photo: Charles Masters

Fennel, Sausage, and Caramelized Apple Stuffing

Cooking Light NOVEMBER 2011

  • Yield: Serves 12 (serving size: about 2/3 cup)
  • Hands-on:48 Minutes
  • Total:1 Hour, 28 Minutes

Ingredients

  • 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

Preparation

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.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 180
  • Fat: 5.4g
  • Saturated fat: 1.3g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 2.5g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0.7g
  • Protein: 8.4g
  • Carbohydrate: 26.3g
  • Fiber: 3g
  • Cholesterol: 42mg
  • Iron: 1.9mg
  • Sodium: 359mg
  • Calcium: 66mg
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