Pecan, Fig and Pear Vegetarian Stuffing is an easy homemade recipe that has something for everyone! The best recipe to make for a Thanksgiving crowd!
- 24 ounces of sliced brioche bread, toasted and torn into pieces
- 4 tablespoons butter
- 1 cup diced pears
- 1 cup diced onions
- 1 cup diced celery
- 2 teaspoons poultry seasoning
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
- 2 teaspoons fresh thyme, chopped
- 1/3 cup chopped parsley
- 1/2 cup dried figs, chopped
- 3 cups vegetable broth
- 3 eggs, beaten
- 2 tablespoons of heavy cream
- 1 cup chopped pecans, plus more for garnish
- Extra butter for buttering the dish and for the top of the stuffing
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
- Add the butter to a large skillet over medium heat. Once the butter is melted, onions and celery. Cook for 5 minutes until they have softened, then add the chopped pears.
- Cook for another 3-4 minutes, then add the poultry seasoning, salt, pepper, thyme and parsley. Stir in the dried figs, then pour in the vegetable broth.
- Bring to a simmer then cook for 15 minutes over low heat. Remove the skillet from the heat and let cool for 5 minutes.
- Place the brioche pieces into a large bowl and then pour the vegetable broth mixture on top, tossing gently to combine.
- Mix the beaten eggs together with the cream and add to the stuffing bowl, along with the chopped pecans and stir.
- Pour the stuffing into a buttered 9″ x 13″ casserole dish, cover with foil and bake for 30 minutes.
- Remove the foil, add a few pieces of butter on top of the stuffing and bake another 10 minutes uncovered to crisp up the top of the dressing.
- Garnish with fresh chopped parsley and serve.
- Category: Side Dish
- Method: Oven
- Cuisine: American
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