Apple Sausage Stuffing

Staff Writer
Apple Sausage Stuffing

Created by the executive chef and pitmaster of Blue Smoke, Kenny Callaghan, this stuffing recipe is a nice combination of savory and sweet. 

8
Servings
817
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1 Cup apple cider
  • 1/2 Cup raisins
  • 2 Pounds sweet fennel sausage
  • 6 stalks celery, diced
  • 1 large Spanish onion, diced
  • 2 Pounds Macoun apples, or another local variety, medium dice
  • 1 Tablespoon chopped sage
  • 1 large loaf sourdough bread, cut into 1 1/2-inch cubes
  • 1/4 Pound butter
  • 1 bay leaf
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

Directions

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

Combine the raisins and cider in a stainless steel saucepan and bring to a boil over medium heat. Immediately remove from heat and set aside to allow raisins to plump. In a stainless steel pot render the sausage over medium heat until it loses its raw look. Break it up so that the pieces are not so large.

Place the sausage in a strainer to allow all of the fat and juices to drain from the meat. Reserve the juices. Place a small amount of sausage fat back into the pot and sauté the celery and onions. Slowly cook until softened. Add the cooked sausage, apples, and sage to the pot and cook for 5 minutes.

Strain the raisins from the cider and add to the pot. Add the cubed sourdough and reserved cider and stir all ingredients well. Season with salt and pepper. Bring to a boil and cover.

Place the pot in the degree oven for 1 hour, stirring every 15 minutes.

Remove from the oven, check seasoning, and either serve immediately or allow to cool before stuffing inside the turkey.

Apple Shopping Tip

When buying apples, they should be firm, free of bruises, and heavy for their size.

Apple Cooking Tip

Don’t throw out your overripe fruit – instead blend into a smoothie or salad dressing, add to muffin batter, bake into a cobbler, or boil down with sugar and a little lemon juice to make jam.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
49g
76%
Sugar
25g
N/A
Saturated Fat
21g
100%
Cholesterol
117mg
39%
Protein
26g
51%
Carbs
70g
23%
Vitamin A
110µg
12%
Vitamin B12
1µg
18%
Vitamin B6
0.6mg
28.3%
Vitamin C
11mg
18%
Vitamin D
0.2µg
0.1%
Vitamin E
0.9mg
4.4%
Vitamin K
32µg
40%
Calcium
115mg
12%
Fiber
6g
25%
Folate (food)
73µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
158µg
40%
Folic acid
50µg
N/A
Iron
5mg
29%
Magnesium
62mg
15%
Monounsaturated
20g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
8mg
38%
Phosphorus
283mg
40%
Polyunsaturated
6g
N/A
Potassium
731mg
21%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.6mg
34.7%
Sodium
1310mg
55%
Thiamin (B1)
1mg
82%
Trans
0.5g
N/A
Zinc
3mg
20%

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