Gilmer Free Press
Bon Appétit: SAUSAGE STUFFING WITH APPLES AND SAGE
6 tablespoons butter
2 small red onions, finely diced
4 celery sticks, finely diced
4 to 5 ounces dried apples, cut into thin strips
1 pound sweet or spicy Italian sausage
3 cups chicken broth, divided
14-ounce bag herb stuffing mix
15 fresh sage leaves, lightly chopped
Salt and ground black pepper, to taste
Heat the oven to 350 degrees.
In a large sauté pan over medium-high, melt the butter.
Add the onion and celery, then sauté for about 3 minutes, or until the onions are translucent.
Add the apples and cook for about 2 minutes.
Remove the sausage from the casings and add to the pan.
Sauté until the sausage is fully cooked, about 5 to 7 minutes.
Add 2-1/2 cups of the broth and the herbed stuffing mix.
Add the sage and toss well.
Spray a casserole dish with cooking spray, then pour in the remaining 1/2 cup of broth.
Spoon the stuffing into the casserole dish, then bake for about 10 to 15 minutes.