In a large bowl, combine bread, pecans and seasonings; set aside.
In a large skillet, cook and crumble sausage until browned; remove with a slotted
spoon to drain on paper towels.
Add butter to drippings; sauté apples, celery and onion until tender. Add to
bread mixture. Stir in sausage and enough broth to moisten. Spoon into a greased
3-quart baking dish; cover and bake at 350 degrees F for 45 minutes.
Uncover and bake for 10 minutes.
Yield: 10 to 12 servings (about 11 cups)
Or use to stuff a turkey; bake according to recipe.