What's good for the goose? A cherry-laced stuffing made with tangy sourdough bread. The mix gets flavored with the rich juices of the roasting bird.
Melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Cook fennel, celery, shallot, garlic, and apples, stirring occasionally, until soft, about 5 minutes. Add dried cherries, wine, and herbs. Simmer for 3 minutes. Pour over bread in a large bowl. Stir in stock and egg. Season with salt and pepper. Refrigerate until ready to use.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spoon 6 cups stuffing into goose cavity. Butter an 8-inch square baking dish. Transfer remaining stuffing to dish. Cover with parchment-lined foil. Bake stuffing for 45 minutes. Raise oven temperature to 400 degrees. Uncover, and bake until top of stuffing is crisp and brown, about 15 minutes.