This is my favorite stuffing for Turkey. It was inspired by an impromptu Sunday Dinner when we were making use of whatever we had on hand. That included a heritage Turkey from Barnum and Buckley and Sausage and Apples from Outlook Farm.
- 12 cups croutons
- 1 pound sweet Italian sausage
- 6 cups chopped leeks
- 2 cups chopped celery
- 2 tart apples - chopped
- 1 cup dried cranberries
- 1 tbsp Turkey Trimmings Blend
- 1 1/3 cups chicken stock
Saute sausage (casings removed) in a large skillet over medium heat, crumbling coarsely, for about 10 min. Remove sausage to a large bowl with a slotted spoon. Empty pan of grease. Into the same pan melt the butter. Add the leeks or onions, apples, and celery. Saute; until softened, about 10 min. Add the Turkey Trimmings Blend, dried cranberries and cooked sausage. Mix all with the dried bread cubes. Moisten with the chicken stock. Stuff turkey with about 5 cups for a 14 pound turkey. Add additional chicken stock to moisten stuffing if needed. Remaining stuffing can be baked in a covered buttered casserole at 350 f for about 45 min. Uncover and bake for another 15 min to brown top.
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Linda West Eckhardt • i wrote this down. sounds delicious. of course I'd sub 1/2 biscuit 1/2 southern cornbread for the croutons. yes!
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