Apple Sausage Cornbread Dressing

Moderate
Serves 8-12
Ingredients: 

1/2 cup butter

1 lb. pork sausage

1 1/2 cups chopped celery (3 ribs)

3/4 cup finely chopped onion

3 cups peeled, chopped apples

8 cups cornbread cubes (2 Kowalski's Cornbread cut into cubes, dried for 48 hrs. at room temperature)

3/4 tsp. rubbed sage

3/4 tsp. dried thyme

1/4 tsp. Kowalski's Cracked Black Pepper

1/2 cup organic free-range chicken broth

Instructions: 

In large skillet, melt butter over medium heat. Stir in sausage, celery, onion and apples; cook until sausage is no longer pink (about 15 min.). In large bowl, thoroughly combine bread cubes and seasonings. Stir in sausage mixture and broth until moistened; spoon into a buttered 2 1/2 qt. casserole. Bake in a preheated 325° oven until heated through (45-55 min.).