Turkey with Sausage Stuffing
5 pounds To 7 lb bone-in turkey
1/4 cup Butter or margarine -- melted
24 ounces Bulk pork sausage
2 cups Sliced celery
2 medium Onions -- chopped
4 cups Dry bread cubes
2 cups Pecan halves
1 cup Raisins
2/3 cup Chicken broth
2 Eggs -- beaten
1 teaspoon Salt
1/2 teaspoon Rubbed sage
1/4 teaspoon Pepper
Rinse turkey breast and pat dry.
Place with breast side up in a shallow baking dish.
Brush with butter.
Bake, uncovered, at 325 degrees for 2 to 2 1/2 hours or until the internal temperature reaches 170 degrees.
Cover loosely with foil to prevent excess browning if necessary.
Meanwhile, in a skillet, cook sausage,
celery and onions until the sausage is browned and vegetables are tender;
Remove from the heat; add all remaining ingredients and mix well.
Spoon into a greased 3-quart casserole.
Cover and bake at 325 degrees for 1 hour.
Serve with sliced turkey.