How To Make Dried Fruit and Sausage Dressing


1/2 pound bulk Italian sausage
1 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup chopped celery
2 tablespoons butter
1/4 cup port wine
8 ounces coarse-textured white bread
3/4 cup chicken broth
1 egg, beaten
3/4 cup dried cranberries
1 medium tart apple, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
2 tablespoons golden raisins
2 tablespoons chopped dried apricots
2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
3 teaspoons minced fresh rosemary
3/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 teaspoon pepper


Crumble sausage into a small skillet; cook over medium heat until no longer pink. Drain and set aside. In the same skillet, saute onion and celery in butter until tender. Add wine; simmer for 2 minutes.

Cut crusts from the bread if desired; tear bread into small pieces. Place in a bowl; add the sausage, onion mixture and remaining ingredients. Mix lightly. Transfer to a greased shallow 1-1/2-qt. baking dish.

Cover and bake at 325 degrees F for 40 minutes. Uncover; bake 10 minutes longer or until lightly browned.