Sausage and Apple Stuffing
2 sticks plus 2 tablespoons butter, divided
2 cups water
2 large bags of your favorite cornbread stuff crumbs
1 pound pork sausage (no links)
1 large onion, diced
3 cloves garlic, minced
2 stalks celery, diced
3 medium apples, cored, sliced
1 cup chopped walnuts
In a large pot melt 2 sticks butter in water. When melted add dry cornbread stuffing, stirring to incorporate liquid, set aside.
In a large saute pan set over medium high heat melt 1 tablespoon butter and add sausage. With a wooden spoon break up port and saute until lightly browned and cooked through. Remove sausage to paper towels to drain. In the same saute pan melt remaining butter and saute onions with a garlic and celery until onions are translucent and celery is crisp tender. Add walnuts and saute for 1 minute. Add apples and saute for one minute more. Remove from heat. Combine cornbread stuffing with sauteed ingredients and stuff turkey. Roast turkey as usual. Alternately: fill a 9x13x2 inch pan with stuffing and bake in a preheated 350 degree oven, covered with foil for 1/2 hour. Remove foil and bake for 15 minutes more.