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Sausage and Apple Stuffing (M, TNT)
Source: modified by me from either Fanny Farmer or Betty Crocker
Serves: varies

12 ounces turkey sausage, bulk, crumbled (or buy it in big links and remove it from the casing)
1/2 onion, minced
1 apple, minced
2 stalks celery, sliced
1/3 cup raisins
1 tablespoon poultry seasoning, scant
1/2 cup walnuts, coarsely chopped
About 6 cups bread cubes
1-1/4 cup apple cider or apple juice

Brown sausage, remove to large bowl.

In drippings, sauté onion, apple, celery, and raisins until onions start to soften. Mix into meat, add poultry seasoning and walnuts. Mix in bread cubes, moisten with cider and mix well.

Poster's Notes:
Poultry seasoning is a spice blend containing thyme, sage, marjoram, rosemary, black pepper, and nutmeg.

For the bread cubes, I buy a high-quality white bread, cube it in 1" cubes, then toast it lightly on a cookie sheet just to dry it out a little.

Ok, this is based on a recipe in either Fanny Farmer or Betty Crocker, but I've modified it considerably. This is *exactly* how I made it last time, because it turned out so well I wrote it all down, but every time I make it, I change it somewhat depending on my mood and the contents of my cupboards.

This stuffs only a small bird, so if you get a large bird or you just *love* stuffing like I do, I would suggest doubling the recipe. To be honest, I no longer cook my stuffing in the bird due to food safety concerns. I stuff the turkey with a halved apple, halved onion and some stalks of celery and I cook my stuffing in the crockpot on high, basting once or twice with pan juices from the bird.

Posted by Amy Green

Nutritional Info Per Serving: N/A