Photo: Jim Franco
10 servings

How to Make It

Step 1

Cook the sausage in a large skillet over medium heat, breaking up the meat as it cooks. When it's brown, add the apples and cook, stirring occasionally, until the apples are tender, about 5 minutes. Stir in the dried fruit, sage, and nutmeg. Fold in the bread and add the broth.

Step 2

Lightly butter a 3-quart baking dish or casserole. Spoon in the stuffing. (The stuffing can be made to this point up to 1 day ahead. Cover and refrigerate.) Place the stuffing in the oven while the turkey is cooking (or in a preheated 350ºF oven) and bake 40 to 45 minutes or until the top is golden and toasted.

Step 3

Timesavers: Prediced dried fruit doesn't need chopping. Using prepared garlic bread means one herb fewer to chop and no garlic to mince. Cooking the stuffing separately saves you anxiety over those food-safety warnings about stuffing a raw bird.

Ratings & Reviews

SSilveira's Review

November 17, 2012

alleycat's Review

November 18, 2011
I had made this for Thxgiving last year. It was good but not great. Evidenced by the fact that I had a ton of leftovers of this stuffing. Still searching for my favorite stuffing recipe . . .

maria34a's Review

November 23, 2009
This stuffing was the best stuffing I have ever had! My family just loved it and I have to make it again and again! :) Thank goodness it is easy to make!