Sauté the onion and celery in oil, until softened. Add the apple, and continue to cook for another minute, then stir in the thyme. Remove off the heat and place everything into a bowl, and allow it to cool. Cut the sausages into 2cm chunks, and combine with the onion mixture, walnuts, bread or rice, seasonings and an egg.
Remove the turkey giblets. Wipe inside and out with a paper towel. Spoon stuffing into the neck and body cavities. Truss or tie to keep a good shape.
Cooking the Turkey
Place breast-side up in an oiled roasting pan. Cover the breast with bacon. Add a cup of water to the pan. Lightly cover turkey with foil or an oven bag.
Roast according to packet instructions.
Served with roasted or new potatoes, minted peas, asparagus, and gravy.