Creatively Lu's Turkey Sausage, Apple Challah Stuffing

Ingredients:
  • 4 T. of unsalted butter
  • 4 T. of coconut oil*
  • 2 1/2 c. of yellow onions
  • 2 1/2 c. of finely chopped celery
  • 2 c. of peeled and diced green apples*
  • 3 c. of diced turkey sausage*
  • 1 loaf of Challah* 
  • 1 1/2 t. of black pepper
  • 1 t. of sea salt
  • 3 1/2 c. of turkey stock*

Steps:
  1. In a skillet, heat the butter and oil over medium-heat until melted.
  2. Add in the onions and celery saute for 5 minutes. 
  3. Add in the turkey sausage and apples and saute until slightly browned, about 10 minutes.Stir frequently
  4. Break up the Challah into small pieces and place in large bowl. Add the salt and pepper and mix well. 
  5. Add the skillet mixture into the bowl and mix well (hands work best).
  6. Finally, add the turkey stock and mix very well. 
  7. Press the stuffing into a baking dish and cover with foil. Bake at 350°F for 40 minutes
  8. Remove foil, raise the oven to 450 and cook stuffing uncovered for roughly 10 minutes. (You want to see that the top layer is slightly browned)
*Leave out the coconut oil by adding 4 more T of butter, or substitute the oil for 4 T of applesauce. 
*You can definitely leave out the apples for a more hearty tasting stuffing.
*You can omit the sausage completely for a vegetarian option, or use kielbasa, chicken sausage, or Morningstar breakfast links.
*Can substitute for 25 slices of wheat or white bread.
*Can substitute for vegetable, chicken, or beef broth. 
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