Apple and Sausage Cornbread Dressing
I think that I have found my dressing recipe for Turkey Day! *gooble gooble* This comes from my local Kowalski's Market. I'm sure that it could be made veggie quite nicely by subbing vegetarian sausage and vegetable broth.
1/2 cup butter
1 lb. pork sausage (someone restrain Chief, please!)
1 1/2 cups chopped celery (3 ribs)
1/4 cup finely chopped onion
3 cups peeled, chopped apples
8 cups cornbread cubes, dried for 48 hours at room temperature
1 1/2 teaspoons snipped fresh sage
1 1/2 teaspoons snipped fresh thyme
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
1/2 cup chicken broth
In a large skillet, melt butter over medium heat. Stir in sausage, celery, onion and apples; cook until sausage is no longer pink (about 15 minutes). In a large bowl, thoroughly combine bread cubes and seasonings. Stir in the sausage mixture and broth until moistened; spoon into a buttered 2 1/2 quart casserole. Bake in a preheated 325 degree oven until heated through (45-55 minutes). This recipe will serve 8-12.