How to Make It
Preheat oven to 400°F.
Arrange bread cubes in a single layer on a rimmed baking sheet. Bake at 400°F for 20 minutes or until golden, stirring after 10 minutes. Place bread cubes in a large bowl.
Reduce oven temperature to 350°F.
Place raisins in a small bowl; cover with 1/4 cup hot water. Let stand 10 minutes; drain.
Cook bacon slices in a skillet over medium 10 minutes or until crisp. Remove to a paper towel-lined plate with a slotted spoon; crumble. Add onion, carrot, and celery to bacon drippings in pan; sauté 6 minutes. Add 1 tablespoon sage and garlic; cook 1 minute. Remove pan from heat.
Combine stock, butter, pepper, and eggs in a large bowl. Add stock mixture, drained raisins, bacon, pear, and vegetable mixture to bread; toss to combine. Spoon into a 2-quart baking dish coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350°F for 25 minutes. Top with remaining 2 teaspoons sage.