Apple and Sage Stuffing

Total Time
1hr 20mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 50 mins

When I saw this recipe in Gourmet Magazine, I knew I would have to try it. The magazine states, "This delicious stuffing is similar to a savory bread pudding." Bake it along side rather than inside, the bird.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat oil in heavy large skillet over medium heat.
  2. Add sausage; sauté until cooked through and brown, breaking into pieces with spoon, about 8 minutes.
  3. Using slotted spoon, transfer sausage to large bowl.
  4. Add celery and next 6 ingredients to drippings in skillet.
  5. Sauté over medium heat until vegetables are soft, about 5 minutes.
  6. Discard bay leaf.
  7. Add mixture to sausage.
  8. (Can be made 1 day ahead. Cover; chill. Reduce to lukewarm before continuing.) Preheat oven to 350°F.
  9. Butter 13x9x2-inch glass baking dish.
  10. Add bread to sausage mixture.
  11. Whisk milk, broth, and butter in bowl to blend.
  12. Mix into stuffing; season stuffing with salt and pepper.
  13. Mix in eggs; transfer to prepared dish.
  14. Bake uncovered until cooked through and brown, about 50 minutes.
Most Helpful

this stuffing was so great! being a vegetarian i did make some obvious substitutions: veg sausage and veg broth. mmmmm... my taste buds thank you.

hlkljgk January 10, 2003

Kind of mild, my sausage was spicy enough to make up for it though and it turned out fine.

Nyteglori October 17, 2007

Bev, I thought the flavors were really great, and I like the salty sausage and sweet apple combo. I think in the future I'd make it without the custard base because I like a dryer stuffing. Thanks for posting!

Heather U. December 04, 2005