Begin with bread sliced into one inch pices that have set out overnght. If you do not have time for this, heat oven to 325°F and place cubed bread on baking sheet and bake for about 30 minutes or until dried out.
Preheat oven after bread is removed to 375°F.
Place bread into a large bowl.
In a skillet, heat 4 T butter to melt. Add in celery and onion and cook until softened (about 5-7 minutes). Add in fresh herbs and cook for another 1-2 minutes.
Transfer celery and onion mixture to the bread bowl and fold into bread. Add in diced apple as well.
In a small bowl, whisk together eggs, chicken broth, nutmeg and salt and pepper to your liking. Pour mixture into bread and stir to coat evenly.
Pour into a greased casserole dish and pour remaining butter (melted) over top.
Cover with foil and bake for about 20-25 minutes. Remove foil and bake for about 10 minutes or until desired crispiness on top.
Remove from oven and allow to cool for 5-10 minutes. Add freshly chopped herbs to garnish and serve!