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pear and sausage stuffing

Recipe by
Carolyn Haas
Whitewater, WI

We live near the Jones Dairy Farm outlet store and this is one of their recipes, adapted a bit.

yield 4 -5
prep time 15 Min
cook time 4 Hr
method Slow Cooker Crock Pot

Ingredients For pear and sausage stuffing

  • 12 oz
    breakfast sausage (in a roll or loose)
  • 2 Tbsp
  • 1/2 md
    onion, chopped
  • 2 stalk
    celery, chopped
  • 5 c
    dried bread cubes (heat fresh bread cubes in oven 15 min)
  • 1/2 tsp
    rubbed sage
  • 1/2 tsp
    poultry seasoning
  • 1/4 tsp
  • 1/8 tsp
  • 2-3
    pears, cored and diced (can use equivalent canned pears)
  • 1/2 c
    dried cranberries
  • 1 lg
  • 1 1/4 c
    chicken broth (or 1 cup water plus 1 teaspoon chicken bouillon)

How To Make pear and sausage stuffing

  • 1
    In large skillet, brown sausage until cooked through, breaking up as it cooks. Drain excess grease and set aside.
  • 2
    Wipe out pan; add butter. Over medium heat, add onion and celery, sauté 8-10 minutes or until soft. Add sausage back to pan, reduce heat to low to keep warm.
  • 3
    In large bowl, toss bread cubes with sage, poultry seasoning, salt, pepper, diced pears and cranberries. Add sausage mixture and stir to combine. Whisk eggs and broth together and pour over bread mixture. Stir to combine.
  • 4
    Transfer mixture to greased slow cooker. Cover and cook on low 3-4 hours, until mixture is moist and spongey.