Every year my husband makes the turkey, and dressing/stuffing and every year I complain and so this year he's told me to make it. My complaints about his dressing (some goes in the bird the rest is baked) is that (a) it has apples in it and (b) the dressing that is baked is horribly dry (think croutons).
This is what I am looking for......a dressing where part can be put in the bird and the part that is baked is stil moist (but not soggy). It also needs to be classic......no meat (not vegetarian, but no sausage or organ meat), no fruit, no nuts.
He typically uses French bread and I don't think that is the big issue, but if you have a tried and true type of bread you use that would be great.