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Heat the oven to 180C/160C fan/gas 4. Tear the bread into chunks, tip into a roasting tin and toss in the oil. Roast for 10-15 mins until crisp. Pour over the stock, then leave to cool.
Heat the butter and a drop of oil in a pan. Cook the leeks and onions over a low-medium heat for 15 mins until soft and starting to caramelise. Stir in the fennel seeds. Leave to cool.
Heat the oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. Squeeze the sausage meat from the skins into a bowl. Add the apples, herbs, egg, leek and onion mix, and a grinding of black pepper. Combine everything well with your hands. Mix in the bread and press into a roasting tin. Drizzle the sage leaves with oil and press onto the stuffing. Bake for 30 mins until golden.