This classic cornbread dressing (or stuffing) is a favorite during the holidays or anytime you’re in the mood for comfort food. The dressing comes out very buttery, with a nice blend of sausage and herbs. The surprising flavor is the apples, which add a crisp, fresh taste. This dressing is very hearty, so a little bit will go a long way!
Our recipe will fill a 15–18 pound turkey or an 8x12-inch baking dish. Cornbread dressing goes great with chicken, too. If you can’t find stale bread at the store, just cut into 1-inch pieces, put them on a tray, and covered the bread with a paper towel for a couple days.
Crumble the breads into a large bowl.
Chop the giblets (or take the sausage meat) and cook with the vegetables in part of the butter until lightly browned. Melt the rest of the butter and add, with the vegetables, apple, herbs, and seasonings, to the bread.
Stir to blend well and stuff into the bird just before roasting. Alternatively, you can bake the dressing in an 8x12-inch baking dish at 350°F for 30-40 min or until golden brown on top.