1/2 Stick of Butter
2 Golden Delicious Apples peeled cored and cubed
2 Tbsp Extra virgin Olive Oil
1 Tbsp Chopped Rosemary
2 Small Yellow Onions
1/2 lb loose Italian Sausage
6 Large Cornbread muffins (or 1 box) torn into bite size pieces
Kosher Salt and Fresh Black Pepper
1 large egg, lightly beaten
1/4 cup light cream
1/4 cup chicken stock
In the Same Pan, add the Olive oil, rosemary, and Sausage. Cook until lightly browned, then add the onions & garlic; cook for 10 minutes or until golden. Add apples back to the mix. In a large bowl alternate adding cornbread and sausage apple mixture (this way you don't have to toss it too much and the cornbread can stay better intact. If you have time buy or bake the cornbread a day or two before and leave it out uncovered so it can get a little stale. This will also help it stand up once it is mixed with the other ingredients.
In a separate bowl whisk together egg, cream, and chicken stock and pour over the cornbread mixture. Stir stuffing and season with salt and pepper
Bake in the Turkey or at 375 F in a casserole dish for 30 to 40 minutes. I found at 20 minutes that the top was getting nice and brown so I pulled it out and tossed it so more of it would get a nice crunchy toast!
All finished! Although I bought a nice bowl to serve it from it ended up being just as easy to serve it from the casserole dish.
Thanksgiving has long been my favorite holiday. Of course for the food but I also enjoy that it doesn't require the pageantry some other holidays rely on. Costumes, or gifts, or fireworks. Thanksgiving is about coming together with those you love and appreciating all each other has brought to our lives. Be they your family by birth or family by choice I'm happy to spend this time enjoying each and every person in my life!