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Sausage & Apple Dressing or Stuffing

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Let’s get this out of the way first. There is not a huge difference between Dressing & Stuffing, really it is just how you cook it. Dressing dresses the bird. It is baked in its own dish and dressing goes on the platter around the Turkey or is served in its own serving dish. Stuffing on the other hand stuffs the bird. It goes into the raw bird’s cavity and is baked inside of the bird. Yeah? Okay.

I have only ever made Cornbread Dressing. Same recipe each time with nothing too fancy. It is my tried and true recipe and is delicious. This time around I made a different type of dressing. It incorporates french bread, apples, and sage. Yummy! I love sage and the sweetness of the apple is so good on the palate. It is completely different than my Cornbread Dressing but in its own way good.

Delicious Rating: There are a couple of tweaks I will make to this easy recipe the next time I decide to cook it up. The flavor is incredible so the seasoning is on point. I would cut the bread up to even smaller pieces, maybe the size of croutons or smaller. The one major thing I didn’t like is that it isn’t as ‘together’ as Cornbread Dressing is. I like everything together on the fork, not falling apart at every chance. So I think that by making the bread smaller and using a couple of eggs as binders it will fix that! I’ll update it when I cook this recipe again.

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Sausage & Apple Dressing or Stuffing
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Recipe type: Side Dish
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Yields: 8 side dishes
 
Perfect side dish for a ham or turkey dinner.
Ingredients
  • 1 lb sausage
  • 6 green onions, chopped
  • 5 celery stalks, chopped
  • 1 green apple, cored and chopped
  • 5 cups of french bread, diced
  • 3 tsp of dried sage
  • 2 tsp of dried rosemary
  • 1 tsp of dried thyme
  • ⅓ cup of fresh parsley, minced
  • 1 cup of chicken broth
  • 4 tbsp butter, melted
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Cook sausage and onions over medium heat until sausage is cooked thoroughly.
  3. Add in celery, sage, rosemary, and thyme, cooking for an additional 2 minutes.
  4. In a large bowl place bread pieces and pour sausage mixture over the bread.
  5. Mix in apple and parsley.
  6. Pour in broth and butter and combine all well.
  7. Bake for 20-25 minutes.

I usually eat more dressing than I do any other side dish. I cooked the sausage until just about done since it will finish in the over and I didn’t want it to be overcooked, burnt, or rubbery.

Serve with a Delicious Ham Dinner Spread!

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