Bacon & Pear Slow Cooker Stuffing

Bacon & Pear Slow Cooker Stuffing

Fall pears are the star of this delicious stuffing made in your slow cooker

Thank goodness for a slow cooker. You have to love a device that cooks a delicious side dish quietly on the countertop all day while you are running around making all the other stuff. Then as a bonus, it keeps it warm while all my guests get ready to settle down to eat… I’m hugging my slow cooker right now…

Everyone has a recipe for dressing or stuffing. Some like a “stuffing” that’s pressed into the cavity of the bird and cooks away, absorbing all the moist juices of the bird. Others believe it should be a “dressing” that is cooked separately and tends to be a bit more fluffy or crispy. I like a bit of both. I like to make dressing outside the bird (as my mom did), but I like it to be really moist and flavourful.

Ingredients

  • 12 cups bread, cut into 1” cubes (whole wheat or sourdough)
  • 1 500g package of bacon, cut into ½ “ pieces (I used maple bacon… yum!)
  • 4 Tbsp butter
  • 1 cup red onion, chopped
  • 5 celery ribs, chopped
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 tsp dried sage leaves
  • 1 tsp poultry seasoning
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp pepper
  • 4 Bosc pears, cored and diced
  • 1 cup dried cranberries
Read the whole recipe on Eat In Eat Out