NOTE: Starting a few days before making this stuffing, break the bread up into bite sized pieces in a very large baking dish. Place in a warm place, uncovered and stir every so often to ‘stale’ the bread.
- Add 1 Tablespoon of butter to a large skillet over medium heat. Add the onions and celery, then the sausage. Break the sausage up as it cooks. Once the sausage is cooked and thoroughly broken up, add all the spices. Stir to combine.
- Add the apples, cranberries and melted butter. Add the chicken stock and stir until well combined.
- Pour this over the stale bread and stir using a large spoon.
- Stuff the turkey and cook according to the turkey’s directions.
IF NOT STUFFING A TURKEY:
Cover the stuffing with foil and bake in a preheated 350°F oven on the middle rack for 40 minutes. Remove the foil and continue cooking for another 15 minutes.