Winter Fruit and Nut Stuffing

“I haven't tried this sweet-looking stuffing yet, but I can't wait to!”
READY IN:
1hr 5mins
SERVES:
12
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 12 tablespoons butter
  • 2 large pears, peeled, cored, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 34 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 4 cups chopped onions
  • 1 12 cups chopped celery
  • 1 12 cups Sauternes wine or 1 12 cups other sweet white wine
  • 1 12 cups chopped pitted prunes
  • 1 12 cups chopped dried apricots
  • 1 cup dried cranberries
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh rosemary
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh sage
  • 14 cups French bread cubes (1/2 inch)
  • 1 cup pecans, toasted, chopped

Directions

  1. Melt 2 tablespoons butter in large skillet over medium-high heat. Add pears; sprinkle with sugar. Saute until pears are golden, about 5 minutes. Transfer to very large bowl; mix in cinnamon. Melt remaining 10 tablespoons butter in same skillet over medium heat. Add onions and celery; saute until golden, about 15 minutes. Add wine and next 5 ingredients. Simmer until liquid is reduced almost to glaze and mixture is soft and moist, stirring occasionally, about 15 minutes. Mix into pears. (Can be made 1 day ahead. Cover and chill. Reheat to lukewarm before continuing.).
  2. Mix bread and pecans into fruit mixture. Season stuffing with salt and pepper.
  3. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Generously butter 13x9x2-inch glass baking dish. Transfer stuffing to prepared dish. Bake uncovered until heated through, about 35 minutes.

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