• 1 Teaspoon olive oil
  • 1/4 Cup chopped shallots
  • 1 Cup chopped red apple
  • 1/4 Pound smoked turkey sausage, casing removed
  • 3/4 Cup California raisins
  • 1 Teaspoon dried oregano leaves
  • 1 Teaspoon dried marjoram
  • 1 Teaspoon rubbed sage
  • 1 Teaspoon dried rosemary
  • 1/2 Teaspoon sweet basil
  • 1/4 Teaspoon ground bay leaf
  • 1/2 Teaspoon black pepper
  • Salt; to taste
  • 1 Package (6 ounces) seasoned cornbread stuffing mix
  • 3/4 Cup apple or white grape juice
  • Fresh parsley sprigs; for garnish


Preheat oven to 350°F. Heat oil in heavy skillet over medium-high heat. Add shallots and sauté 2 minutes. Stir in apple, sausage, raisins, seasonings, and cornbread mix; cook 1 minute, stirring until well blended. Remove from heat. Gradually add juice, stirring until lightly moistened.

Turn into buttered 1 1/2-quart baking dish. Cover and bake at 350°F for 45 minutes until heated through. Garnish with sprigs of fresh parsley.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving

Calories 240 (Calories from Fat 15%); Total Fat 4 ( Saturated Fat 1; Trans Fat 0; ); Cholesterol 10; Sodium 590; Potassium 334; Total Carbohydrate 46; Dietary Fiber 6; Sugars 22; Protein 6; Calcium 53; Iron 2;

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- James W. Anderson, M.D., Professor of Medicine and Clinical Nutrition, Emeritus, University of Kentucky.