Preparation / Directions:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees and butter a 3 quart baking dish.
In a large heavy skillet cook sausage, onion and celery in butter over moderate heat, stirring, until onion is softened, almost 20 minutes. Peel and core apples and chop. In a large bowl stir together sausage mixture, apples, and remaining ingredients with salt and pepper to taste. Transfer to baking dish.
Bake 30 minutes or until heated through and top is golden.
Note: may be made 2 days ahead and chilled before baking.
The final recipe is also from Williams-Sonoma "Thanksgiving" and uses chestnuts for the nuts.