By: Chef Richard Category: Side Dish Makes: 8 servings
½ stick butter
2 Golden Delicious apples, peeled, cored, and cubed
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon chopped fresh rosemary
½ pound loose Italian sausage (optional)
2 small onions, sliced
6 large cornbread muffins, torn into bite-size pieces
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 large egg, lightly beaten
¼ cup light cream
¼ cup chicken stock
Melt butter in a pan over medium heat and toss in apple cubes. Cook for about 2 minutes to add a little bit of color, then set aside.
In the same pan, add the olive oil, rosemary, and sausage, if desired. Cook until lightly browned, then add the onions: cook for 10 minutes or until golden. Scrape into a large bowl: add the apples and cornbread. Season with salt and pepper: toss to combine.
In a separate bowl, whisk together the egg, cream, and chicken stock: pour over cornbread. Stir stuffing, season with salt and pepper, and bake inside turkey or in a gratin dish as dressing. (For dressing, bake in a 375°F oven for 30 to 40 minutes)