This is the recipe I use, except for the Rager sausage. My Uncle and Aunt owned and ran a country butcher shop for years and their meat was the best! This is her recipe.
1 pound Rager pork sausage
3 medium apples, peeled and chopped
1 medium onion, chopped
1 cup chopped celery
4 cups fresh bread crumbs
2 large eggs
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon pepper
1 teaspoon crushed basil
1 teaspoon poultry seasoning
In a large saucepan over medium heat, cook sausage until browned, breaking pieces apart with fork.
With slotted spoon, remove sausage to medium bowl and set aside.
Pour all but 1/4 cup drippings from saucepan.
Over medium heat, cook apples, onion and celery about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Remove from heat.
Stir in sausage and remaining ingredients.
Spoon mixture into casserole and bake 30 minutes in preheated oven at 350ºF.