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Awesome Sausage, Apple and Cranberry Stuffing
November 13, 2007

I have to admit, I was very skeptical about this one. It didn't seem as easy as many said and the combo of fruit and meat seemed too intense to paired with turkey. But, I tried it because of rave reviews. I tried it and I add to the praise. I will never make another stuffing again. Even if you don't cook often, this IS NOT HARD! Make sure, as in all recipes, you have all your ingredients ready ahead of time. It's easy and the end product is sooo goood. You'll be the hit of the meal! I took the advice of other reviewers, you should too to maximize this EXCELLENT stuffing!! I'm sure if you followed the original, it would be great, too. 1. I used fresh herbs, double the amount if using fresh. 2. I used a combination of prepared stuffing bread. I liked the combination of cornbread, white, and wheat. I added about a 1 1/2 cups more. 3. I couldn't find the Jimmy Dean's Sage Sausage as others suggested. I will continue to look as I think it will enhance the flavors well. Instead, I used regular flavor Jimmy Dean's pork sausage. DO NOT SKIP THE SAUSAGE (unless you don't eat meat--in that case use a faux meat product and toss in some butter). I thought the sausage might be too much, it was AWESOME in the recipe. It wasn't overwhelming at all! It made the recipe. 4. I substitued craisains for the cranberries. I think I'll try a mixture of golden raisins and dried cranberries. The craisins though. I think I'd like the tartness of the cranberry to play off the sw