Pear-Pecan Stuffing

  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 25 min
  • Prep: 10 min
  • Cook: 15 min
  • Yield: 6
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  1. In a large deep skillet, saute 1 each chopped onion and carrot, 2 chopped celery stalks and 1 tablespoon each sage and thyme in 1 stick butter for 5 minutes.
  2. Season with salt and pepper and add 2 diced Bosc pears, then saute 2 minutes.
  3. Pour in 1/4 cup bourbon and simmer 2 minutes, then add 2 1/2 to 3 cups chicken broth. Return to a simmer until step 5.
  4. In a large bowl, mix 2 eggs and 1/4 cup chopped parsley.
  5. Add to the bowl 16 cups toasted white bread cubes, 1 cup toasted pecans and the hot broth mixture.
  6. Gently toss the stuffing, then spread in a buttered 9-by-13-inch baking dish. Dot the top with butter or turkey pan drippings, cover and bake 30 minutes at 350. Uncover and bake until golden, 20 more minutes.
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