Apple Sausage Stuffing with Bacon, Mushrooms & Pecans

Kelly Williams

By
@WildfloursCottageKitchen

My very own recipe, chock-full of everything but the kitchen sink! The combination of the sausage, bacon, herbs, pecans and apples even tastes like Thanksgiving! Happy Holidays! :D

Not a good pic, I'll take a better one this year!


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Serves:

About 10

Prep:

20 Min

Cook:

1 Hr

Ingredients

1 lb.
bulk ground sausage, jimmy dean is fine, regular or hot
1/2 lb.
lean thick bacon, cut into 1
1
large onion, diced
2-3
stalks celery, sliced
1 (8 oz.)
container fresh sliced mushrooms
2
apples, cored and diced (unpeeled), such as granny smith and red or golden delicious
1 Tbl.
dried parsley flakes, or a small palmful of fresh if you have it
1 tsp.
dried ground sage, (*be careful, 1 teaspoon not a tablespoon)
1 tsp.
dried thyme, crush between thumb and fingers when adding
1/4 cup
butter, melted, (half a stick)
1 1/2-2
cups chicken broth, 2 for more moist stuffing
3/4 cup
applesauce
1/2-1 cup
chopped pecans, as desired
1/2 tsp.
salt
1 tsp.
pepper
1 (16 oz.)
bag dried unseasoned breadcubes(or your own), *if seasoned add less sage

Directions Step-By-Step

1
In large frying pan, saute first 9ingredients til done adding apples during last 5 minutes, drain grease, add butter and melt. Stir in chicken broth, applesauce, pecans, salt and pepper. Fold in bread cubes, til just moistened, don't over stir. Pour into greased baking dish, cover, bake at 350ยบ for 1 hour. *If a crispy top is preferred, uncover during last 15 minutes. Or stuff inside turkey JUST BEFORE baking your turkey. (Do not pre-stuff turkey.)

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