Heat oven to 325. Spread bread on 2 jelly-roll pans. Bake, stirring a couple of times, for about 20 mins. Reserve. Spray a 4-quart baking dish w/ cooking spray. In lg skillet over medium heat, melt 2 tbsp butter. Add onions and celery. Saute, stirring, untill softened, about 10 mins. Transfer to lg bowl.
Return skillet to medium heat, add 1 tbsp butter. Add apples, saute until glazed and brown. Add apples to onion mix. Stir in sage, thyme and nutmeg. Add salt and pepper to taste.
In same skillet, melt remaining butter over medium heat. Stir in cranberries, parsley and reserved bread. Add to apple mix, toss to blend. Moisten w/ broth, 1/2 cup at a time, stirring to mix. Transfer stuffing to baking dish. Cover lightly w/ foil, bake 40 mins. Uncover and bake about 20 mins, or until browned and crisp on top.