You can substitute apples for the pears. If you have pear brandy, by all means use it in place of the sherry and brandy.
This recipe goes with Spice-Rubbed Smoked Turkey with Roasted-Pear Stuffing and Cranberry Syrup
Cooking Light NOVEMBER 2000
Preheat oven to 350°.
Heat the oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add pear slices, and cook, without stirring, 2 minutes or until golden brown. Carefully turn pear slices; cook for 2 minutes or until golden brown. Add onion, celeriac, and garlic; saute 3 minutes or until lightly browned. Add sherry and brandy, and cook until liquid almost evaporates. Remove from heat; cool.
Combine pear mixture, bread, and remaining ingredients in a large bowl, tossing gently. Spoon the bread mixture into a 2-quart casserole. Cover with lid, and bake at 350° for 45 minutes or until thoroughly heated.
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