When my husband and I were newlyweds and far from family, we invited friends over for a traditional Thanksgiving feast. I searched for stuffing recipes and combined the best aspects of several to create this one. Everyone liked it, and I still make it for holidays. —Pamela Rickman, Valdosta, Georgia
Deluxe Cornbread Stuffing Recipe photo by Taste of Home
Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, combine the cornbread, bread cubes, pecans and seasonings; set aside. Crumble sausage into a large cast-iron or other ovenproof skillet; cook over medium heat until no longer pink, breaking into crumbles. Remove with slotted spoon; drain on paper towels.
Add butter to drippings; saute the apples, celery and onion until tender. Add to bread mixture; stir in sausage and enough broth to moisten.
Spoon mixture into cast-iron skillet; cover and bake for 45 minutes. Uncover and bake just until set, about 10 minutes longer.