Apple and Sausage Cornbread Dressing

Last updated on November 5th, 2018 at 05:48 pm

This Apple and Sausage Cornbread Dressing is a delicious southern Thanksgiving side dish or everyday dinner recipe! The combination of apples and sausage lets you enjoy sweet and savory flavors all in one bite.

 

Easy Southern Cornbread Dressing Recipe

Whether you call it dressing or stuffing, it’s all delicious! I made up a new recipe for Sausage Apple Cornbread Dressing to try this Thanksgiving and it turned out so amazing! This dressing recipe is a fun twist on southern cornbread dressing.

I’m very picky about cornbread dressing since it’s both my husband and mine’s favorite Thanksgiving side dish. I’m happy to share this dressing (or stuffing) recipe with you because it turned out to be so tasty! I will be making it a lot more often for an everyday dinner, not just on special holiday dinners.

Originally published November 25, 2013

This cornbread dressing is a delicious Thanksgiving side dish or dinner recipe! Apples and sausage gives you sweet and savory flavors all in one bite.

A Twist on Cornbread Dressing

I have seen savory recipes that called for apples, but never eaten them in my cornbread dressing, so it was the perfect reason to do some test cooking before the big day.

This dressing recipe is not all cornbread. I mixed in some sour dough bread and used spicy turkey sausage, but you could use any kind of sausage you like. My son said I need to use “real” sausage next time. So I will do as he says. Ha! Personally, I thought the turkey sausage was fantastic and like that it has a lot less fat than regular pork sausage.

Apple Sausage Cornbread Dressing ~ A delicious side dish recipe for Thanksgiving or everyday dinner! Recipe at LivingLocurto.com

Adding something sweet to your savory dressing is perfect!

For the sweet to my savory dish, I used a small amount of apples cooked in white wine. The wine cooked apples gave the apples a nice tart and tangy sweet flavoring which complimented the spicy sausage.

When you’re done, this easy cornbread dressing is ready to be eaten right out of the oven. It goes perfect with your left over white wine!

Apple Sausage Cornbread Dressing ~ A delicious side dish recipe for Thanksgiving or everyday dinner! Recipe at LivingLocurto.com

Try this Apple and Sausage Cornbread Dressing for dinner sometime. It’s crunchy, sweet and savory all rolled into one dish… delicious!

More Thanksgiving Recipes to try:

Apple Sausage Cornbread Dressing ~ A delicious side dish recipe for Thanksgiving or everyday dinner! Recipe at LivingLocurto.com

 

Do you call it dressing or stuffing?

We had a fun conversation about this on my Facebook page! Come see what people said. I hope you enjoy this recipe. If you make it, let me know if you liked it in the comments below.

This Apple and Sausage Cornbread Dressing is a delicious Thanksgiving side dish or everyday dinner recipe! The combination of apples and sausage lets you enjoy sweet and savory flavors in one bite.

Apple and Sausage Cornbread Dressing

This Southern Cornbread Dressing is a delicious Thanksgiving side dish or everyday dinner recipe! The combination of apples and sausage lets you enjoy sweet and savory flavors all in one bite.

  • 4 links spicy Italian turkeysausage
  • 2 boxes Jiffy Cornbread Mix
  • 2 eggs
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • 1 loaf sour dough bread, cubed
  • 2 teaspoons butter
  • 3/4 cup chopped celery
  • 3/4 cup chopped onion
  • 3 granny smith apples, peeled a chopped
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup white wine
  • 1 tablespoon thyme
  • 1 tablespoon parsley
  • 1 tablespoon sage
  • 1 tablespoon fresh rosemary, diced
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 6 cups chicken broth
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Mix cornbread, milk and eggs and bake according to the package.
  3. Cook sausage in a skillet. Remove from pan and slice.
  4. Remove cornbread from oven and cut into small squares and arrange on a baking sheet.
  5. Cut sour dough bread into cubes and arrange on a baking sheet.
  6. Bake bread for 8 minutes or until toasted.
  7. Reduce oven to 350 degrees
  8. Melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat.
  9. Add celery, onions, apples and brown sugar. Cook for 2-3 minutes until brown.
  10. Add wine and cook 2-3 more minutes.
  11. Add thyme, parsley, sage, rosemary, salt, pepper and chicken broth. Stir until fully heated.
  12. Add bread and sausage to a large bowl and pour the skillet mixture over it all.
  13. Gently toss and add more broth if it seems too dry.
  14. Transfer your dressing mix into a baking dish.
  15. Bake uncovered for 20 minutes or until the top is crispy.

To skip toasting the bread, you can bake and cube your bread the night before, then leave it out to dry.

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Recipe is a mixture from a 2004 Cooking Light Magazine recipe and my family recipe.

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Savory Turkey Cranberry Apple Baked Brie Braid

With the holidays right around the corner, I’m happy to share this delicious and easy Savory Turkey Cranberry Apple Baked Brie Braid recipe!

Just imagine biting into Thanksgiving dinner all at once. That’s what this recipe tastes like! Plus, I’ve been dying to share my amazing experience of visiting a turkey farm for the first time.

This easy savory braided turkey dish is like taking a bite of Thanksgiving! A great family dinner recipe or holiday party appetizer anytime of the year. LivingLocurto.com

It all started when Honeysuckle White Turkey invited me to learn more about them by visiting a local turkey farm here in Texas. Have you ever been to a turkey farm? I’m going to guess… no. I’m the same, so of course I was interested.

I joined two other food bloggers in Austin where we each got paired with different turkey farmers, then based on the experience of our visit, created a recipe to celebrate an early Thanksgiving dinner with our farmers.

Ken and Dana from Sedberry Farm were the farmers I got to visit for the day. They are the sweetest couple who take such great pride in their farm! I love the fact that Honeysuckle White works with over 700 independent farmers and all turkeys are raised without growth-promoting antibiotics. This is very important as we all want to feed our family the best quality foods!

Honeysuckle White Turkey Farmers - Ken and Dana

I was so impressed with the way the entire family helps out on the farm! Their young son even has chores. What’s fun is they haven’t always been farmers. Dana started out as a registered nurse and Ken was a software engineer. Now they’re applying those skills to raising turkeys with care.

Texas Food blogger Amy Locurto takes a Honeysuckle White Turkey Farm Tour.

 

While I was at the turkey farm, a production crew was filming my visit. It was a full day of shooting at the farm. Here’s some behind the scene photos. (Scroll down to see the beautiful video they created!)

Texas Food blogger Amy Locurto takes a Honeysuckle White Turkey Farm Tour. Behind the scenes video shoot with blogger.Texas Food blogger Amy Locurto takes a Honeysuckle White Turkey Farm Tour. Behind the scenes video shoot.

 

The next day, we had a special event planned at a beautiful location for our dinner with the farmers. Can you believe this gorgeous place? WOW! I was so excited to meet the other turkey farmers and get to enjoy this setting for dinner.

Beautiful Fall Table Decorations

I couldn’t stop taking photos. Can you blame me?

Beautiful Fall Table Decorations and Autumn Flowers

After shopping for our recipe ingredients we headed into the kitchen to start cooking. Well, cooking and filming. A LOT of filming! I realize now that it takes about 3 extra hours to cook what normally takes 40 minutes when you have a huge film crew in the kitchen with you.

I got to know everyone very well in all of that time. A little too well I think. Ha! It was fun to cook a turkey dinner along side my new blog friends!

Texas Food blogger Amy Locurto takes a Honeysuckle White Turkey Farm Tour. Behind the scenes video shoot with blogger.

My dish was created for my farmer Dana as this will be the first Thanksgiving she will host in her home. I figured she and Ken probably had a lot of turkey, so she could make a quick and easy appetizer for her family that tastes like a bite of Thanksgiving all rolled into one.

I’ve got the entire ingredients and directions that you can print below, but here is quick run down of the Savory Turkey Cranberry Apple Baked Brie Braid recipe. It’s SO GOOD!

First, I spiced up some ground turkey meat with chipolte spices, garlic, fresh rosemary, thyme and bacon crumbles. Added onto a sheet of puff pastry, then topped with brie and my homemade fast and easy cranberry apple sauce.

This easy savory braided turkey dish is like taking a bite of Thanksgiving! A great family dinner recipe or holiday party appetizer anytime of the year. LivingLocurto.com

Then sliced the puff pastry to begin the braid.

This easy savory braided turkey dish is like taking a bite of Thanksgiving! A great family dinner recipe or holiday party appetizer anytime of the year. LivingLocurto.com

Start by folding the bottom and the top over the turkey mixture, then criss cross the pieces to look like a braid. Tuck under any extra pieces. Add an egg wash over the top before baking.

This easy savory braided turkey dish is like taking a bite of Thanksgiving! A great family dinner recipe or holiday party appetizer anytime of the year. LivingLocurto.com

No matter how you braid this dish, you CAN NOT mess it up. Look at how pretty it turns out!

This easy savory braided turkey dish is like taking a bite of Thanksgiving! A great family dinner recipe or holiday party appetizer anytime of the year. LivingLocurto.com

After a long day of cooking, we got changed and ready to meet all of the turkey farmers for dinner.

I’m so happy that I caught my new blog friends, Yvette and Tanya’s personalities in this photo. Not only did I get to meet some amazing turkey farmers, but also inspiring bloggers!

Honeysuckle White Turkey Farm Tour. Behind the scenes Thanksgiving Dinner.

Isn’t this a gorgeous Thanksgiving dinner table?

This easy savory braided turkey dish is like taking a bite of Thanksgiving! A great family dinner recipe or holiday party appetizer anytime of the year. LivingLocurto.com

I spy my turkey recipe!

This easy savory braided turkey dish is like taking a bite of Thanksgiving! A great family dinner recipe or holiday party appetizer anytime of the year. LivingLocurto.com

What’s so funny is while we were waiting to eat, Dana kept asking which blogger made my dish because it looked so good. When I told her I made it for her, she was so excited!

Texas Food blogger Amy Locurto takes a Honeysuckle White Turkey Farm Tour. Behind the scenes Thanksgiving Dinner.

What a special day! I’m so thankful to have met such wonderful farmers who are the heart of our country.

Texas Food blogger Amy Locurto takes a Honeysuckle White Turkey Farm Tour. Behind the scenes Thanksgiving Dinner.

I hope you’ll take time to watch this gorgeous video of our trip and that it inspires you to make “an honest meal” at home with your friends and family this holiday season!

Get all of our recipes and learn more about Honeysuckle White –> HERE.

This trip was truly an unforgettable experience!

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Savory Turkey Cranberry Apple Baked Brie Braid Recipe

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