Apple and Sausage Cornbread Dressing

Apple and Sausage Cornbread Dressing

This dressing is full of fall flavor.

Apple and Sausage Cornbread Dressing
Yield: 8 to 10 servings
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Ingredients
  1. 1 (8-ounce) package ground mild pork sausage
  2. 5 tablespoons unsalted butter
  3. 2½ cups chopped leek
  4. 2 cups chopped celery
  5. 2 apples, diced
  6. ½ cup chopped pecans
  7. 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh sage
  8. ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
  9. 10 cups (1-inch cubes) day-old cornbread
  10. 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  11. 3 cups chicken broth
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Spray an 11x8-inch baking dish with cooking spray. Set aside.
  2. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add sausage; cook, stirring frequently, until browned and crumbly. Using a slotted spoon, set sausage aside, reserving rendered fat in pan.
  3. Add butter, leek, and celery to pan; cook, stirring occasionally, until tender, approximately 10 minutes. Add apple, pecans, sage, and pepper; cook until apple is tender, approximately 5 minutes.
  4. In a large bowl, combine cornbread, sausage, apple mixture, eggs, and broth; gently fold together until well combined. Pour mixture into prepared pan.
  5. Bake, uncovered, until top is golden brown and dressing is firm to the touch, approximately 45 minutes.
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