Sausage & fruit stuffing *

Yield: 10 cups

Measure Ingredient
1 pounds Sweet Italian sausage
¼ cup Unsalted butter
2 \N Celery stalks; chopped
1 large Onion; chopped
1 \N Red apple; core, chop
1 \N Pear; core, chop
½ cup Dried apricots; chopped
¼ teaspoon Thyme; crumbled
¼ teaspoon Black pepper
¼ teaspoon Salt
10 cups White bread cubes; about 15 slices
¼ cup Parsley; chopped
1 \N Egg; lightly beaten


Crumble sausage into large pan. Brown meat over medium heat. Remove with slotted spoon. To pan drippings, add butter, celery, onion, apple, pear, apricots, thyme, salt & pepper.. Cook, stirring, until fruits and vegetables are soft, about 10 minutes. Remove from heat.

Stir in bread, parsley, egg and sausage. Stuff turkey according to directions on turkey. May also be made in a greased, 2 quart shallow baking dish. Bake, covered, at 325~ for 40 minutes. Uncover last 10 minutes for crispy top.

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