Apple and Sausage Stuffing

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Get ready for a stuffing that steals the show! Our Apple and Sausage Stuffing is the ultimate holiday dish, combining the savory goodness of pork sausage with the sweet crunch of apples. Cooked to perfection in vanilla olive oil, this stuffing is loaded with diced celery, onion, and garlic, plus a medley of fresh herbs. Mix in some cornbread cubes, drizzle with chicken broth, and bake until golden brown. Enjoy the deliciousness of Apple and Sausage Stuffing and impress everyone at the table! With this dish, your holiday feast will be unforgettable!


Prep time

25 min

Cook time







  • Apple and Sausage Stuffing
  • 4 tablespoons Branch & Vines Vanilla Olive Oil
  • 1 pound bulk pork sausage - Spicy if you like a little bit of heat
  • 1 cup diced celery
  • 1 cup diced onion
  • 1 cup diced peeled cored apple
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 tablespoons minced fresh sage
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 8 cups 1-inch cubes, dried, fresh bread, cornbread with crusts
  • 1.5 cups low-salt chicken broth or to the desired moisture


Step 1

Heat 4 tablespoons of Branch & Vines Vanilla Olive Oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add 1 pound of bulk pork sausage and cook until browned, breaking it into pieces with a spoon, about 8 minutes. Transfer sausage to a large bowl with a slotted spoon.

Step 2

Use a slotted spoon, transfer sausage to a large bowl, and add celery and the next 6 ingredients to drippings in skillet. Fry over medium heat until vegetables are soft, and it can take 5 minutes. Discard bay leaf, and add the entire mixture to the sausage. You can make it one day ahead, cover, chill, and then reheat to lukewarm before continuing.

Step 3

Preheat oven up to 350°F. Add oil up to 13x9x2 glass to a baking dish. Add bread to the sausage mixture. 

Step 4

Whisk broth and butter olive oil in a bowl to blend. Mix it to stuffing, season stuffing with the use of salt and pepper. Transfer it to the prepared dish, and bake uncovered until cooked through and brown, for about 50 minutes.