Sausage Bacon Apple Stuffing

Didi Dalaba


We emigrated here when I was a little girl. Our first Thanskgiving was explained to us by an amazing American family. Aunt Fran showed my mom the spices, the bread cubes etc.
The next year my mom replicated, and added a litte of "her" in it. She made her own bread and then cubed it, toasted it in the oven (I've so taken a short cut on that)! She found the spices (with some help from Aunt Fran) the rest is history...

This stuffing is filled with memories! I remember sitting in the kitchen watching my parents make the meal and saying "America, such good country and people"!


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1 Hr


55 Min


1 lb
bacon diced
1 pkg
johnsonville italian sausage (or your choice), casings removed
1 large
loaf italian bread
1 large
onion diced
4 - 5
stalks celery diced
1 1/2 large
apples diced with peels on (i used granny smiths)
1/2 c
dried cherries (or dried cranberries if you prefer)
1 - 1-1/2
cartons (32 oz) chicken broth
1 1/2 Tbsp
sage, dried
1 1/2 Tbsp
poultry seasoning
1/4 tsp
celery seed
2 tsp
fennel seeds
1 pinch
red chili flakes
1/4 - 1/2 tsp
salt & pepper

Directions Step-By-Step

Heat oven to 350F. Cut your loaf of bread in half and place on baking sheet to toast nicely golden.
As bread is toasting, in a skillet saute your bacon till crisp. Remove to a paper lined plate, and reserve your drippings.
Add your sausage to the same skillet and break apart. Cook till all pink has disappeared. Remove to a plate and set aside.
Return the reserved bacon drippings to the skillet and add your diced onion. Saute till onion is just starting to soften.
Bread should be toasted nicely. Remove from oven. When cool enough to handle, cube the bread and add the cubes into a large bowl.

Add your diced apples.
Add the rest of your ingredients including your spices, and mix well till all ingredients have been incorporated.

Add your chicken broth. Depending on your size bread, it could take either 1 or 1-1/2 cartons of broth.
Using a 13 x 9 pan spray with nonstick spray. Pour the stuffing mixture and spread evenly. Bake at 350F for 45-55 covered. Uncover the last 20 minutes or so to crisp a little ontop.

You can serve from the pan, or place in a pretty bowl to bring to table.

Sit back, and get ready for compliments!!

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