Start by cubing your bread into 1 inch cubes! Lay on a baking sheet and bake at 350 for about 7-10 minutes! Bread should be toasted on the outside but still soft in the middle. Remove from oven and set aside.
Meanwhile, brown sausage in a large skillet over med/high heat. Keep sausage in medium sized chunks so it doesn't disappear in the stuffing! Once brown, pour into a large mixing bowl!
Add 2 tbsp butter into the skillet with the sausage drippings and turn to medium heat. Add in chopped onion, celery, apple and herbs. Cook for about 5 minutes or until everything is nice and tender!
Add veggies & apples straight into the bowl with the sausage. Toss in bread and 1/2 of the pecans. Pour in 1 cup of chicken broth and mix! Add extra 1/2 cup if you want it a little more moist!
Pour mixutre into a large casserole dish and top with extra pecans. Bake at 350 for 45 minutes to an hour! You want the top to be nice and crunchy and the inside to be nice and moist!
Serve and top with lots of gravy!