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.).