Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
In a skillet, crumble the sausage
and cook until no longer pink. Remove to a paper towel so the excess fat is absorbed. Drain the skillet, reserving 1 tablespoon of fat. Saute the apple in the fat. Set aside.
the 2 tablespoons of butter
and saute the onion
(about 5 minutes). Remove from heat. Place the dried bread cubes in a large bowl. Add the parsley, sage, marjoram, thyme, salt, pepper and the sauteed
onion, celery and apple. Toss to mix. Add the melted butter and blend
well. Add the egg and thoroughly work into the stuffing mixture. Add the broth to moisten and mix well. Don't be afraid to get your hands in the mixture to thoroughly mix and blend the ingredients.
Use the stuffing
to either stuff a 12 pound turkey or as a side dish by greasing a 2 quart casserole
and fill with dressing
. Cover and bake in preheated oven for 45 minutes. If a crisp
is desired remove the cover for the last 5 minutes of baking.
Yield: 6 to 8 servings