4 cups soft bread crumbs (about 6 slices)
1 cup crushed saltine crackers (about 18 2-inch squares)
1 ½ cups chopped apples
1 cup chopped pecans
1 large onion, chopped (1 cup)
2 medium stalks celery, chopped (1 cup)
2/3 cup vegetable or chicken broth
¼ cup butter or margarine, melted
½ teaspoon pepper
½ teaspoon rubbed sage
Chopped fresh parsley, if desired
Spray inside of 2- to 3 ½-quart slow cooker with cooking spray. Mix bread crumbs, cracker crumbs, apples, pecans, onion and celery in cooker. Mix remaining ingredients except parsley until well blended; pour into cooker. Toss to coat ingredients.
Cover and cook on low heat setting 4 to 5 hours or until stuffing is slightly puffed and brown around the edges. Sprinkle with parsley. Makes 8 servings.