Peak-season pears are ideal in this savory stuffing--a fragrant, juicy foil for the salty bacon and woodsy sage.

Emily Nabors Hall
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Credit: Jennifer Causey

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45 mins
1 hr 5 mins
Serves 10 (serving size: 2/3 cup)


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  • 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.

Nutrition Facts

217 calories; fat 8g; saturated fat 3g; protein 9g; carbohydrates 27g; fiber 4g; sodium 331mg; sugars 9g; added sugar 1g.