Pecan, Fig and Pear Vegetarian Stuffing is an easy vegetarian stuffing recipe for the holidays

Pecan, Fig and Pear Vegetarian Stuffing

  • Author: Dan
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 55 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 10 servings 1x

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


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Bring to a simmer then cook for 15 minutes over low heat. Remove the skillet from the heat and let cool for 5 minutes.
  5. Place the brioche pieces into a large bowl and then pour the vegetable broth mixture on top, tossing gently to combine.
  6. Mix the beaten eggs together with the cream and add to the stuffing bowl, along with the chopped pecans and stir.
  7. Pour the stuffing into a buttered 9″ x 13″ casserole dish, cover with foil and bake for 30 minutes.
  8. 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.
  9. Garnish with fresh chopped parsley and serve.
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American