Apple, Sausage and Walnut Stuffing

Apple, Sausage and Walnut Stuffing

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Some would say that stuffing is the side dish that everyone looks forward to at Thanksgiving. Apples, sausage and walnuts provide a sweet and savory combination to this traditional dish, baked separately from the turkey. Add a healthy drizzle of rich, artisan Walnut Oil before serving.

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Prep Time
Cook Time
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60

Ingredients:

  • 2 Tbsp Walnut Oil
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 3 ribs of celery, diced
  • Salt
  • 3 cloves garlic, diced
  • 1 lb. sausage with casings removed
  • 3 Granny Smith apples, peeled and diced
  • 1 cup apple cider
  • 1/2 bunch of sage, chopped
  • 3/4 cup walnuts, chopped
  • 10 cups rustic bread, cubed
  • 2-3 cups chicken stock

 

Directions:

  1. Over medium heat, coat a skillet with Walnut Oil and add the onions and celery.
  2. Season with salt and cook until the veggies start to become soft.
  3. Add the garlic and cook for another 1 to 2 minutes.
  4. Add the sausage and cook until the sausage browns.
  5. Stir in the apples and apple cider and cook until the apples start to soften, about 3 to 4 minutes.
  6. Sprinkle in the sage leaves and the walnuts and turn off the heat.
  7. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  8. Add the diced bread and toss together. Pour in the chicken stock and knead with your hands until the bread is very moist, actually wet.
  9. Season with salt to taste. Transfer to a large deep ovenproof dish (roughly 9 by 11 inches) and bake until it is hot all the way through and crusty on top.
  10. Remove from the oven and serve with a drizzle of Walnut Oil.