I have been married to a wonderful Christian man since 1976. The Lord has blessed us with two daughters and two sons. I consider each day the Lord gives me on the earth yet another chance to serve Him.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Apple Cranberry Stuffing

This is not my normal stuffing that I make, but it's very good. Sometimes it's fun to change it up a bit.

(serves 8-10)

*5 1/2 cups cubed sourdough bread
*1/2 pound sage sausage
*2 cups onions, chopped
*2 cups celery, chopped
*1 clove garlic, minced
*1 teaspoon dried sage
*1 teaspoons dried rosemary
*1/2 teaspoon thyme
*1/2 teaspoon black pepper
*2 golden delicious apples, cored and chopped
*1 cup dried cranberries
*1 tablespoon dried parsley
*2 1/2 cups turkey stock (or chicken stock)
*1 egg
*4 tablespoons butter, melted

~Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
~Spread bread cubes in a single layer on a large baking sheet.
~Bake for 6 minutes, or until light golden brown.
~Transfer toasted bread cubes to a large bowl.
~In a large skillet, cook sausage, onions, garlic, celery, over medium heat, until evenly browned.
~Add sage, rosemary, thyme, parsley & pepper.
~Cook, stirring, for 3 minutes.
~Pour sausage mixture over bread.
~Mix in apples & cranberries.
~Slowly pour turkey stock and melted butter over bread cubes.
~Gently mix.
~Bake covered for 30 minutes.
~Uncover, and bake for another 30 minutes.

Vegetarian Version:

-Substitute sausage for 1 cup chopped mushrooms.
Cook veggies in 1 tablespoon olive oil until tender. Follow the rest of the recipe as directed above.

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