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Bacon & Pear Slow Cooker Stuffing

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Servings 8 -10 servings


  • 12 cups bread, cut into 1” cubes (whole wheat or sourdough)
  • 1 500 g package of bacon, cut into 1/2 “ 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


  • Spread bread cubes over two baking sheets and bake at 400ºF for 15 minutes. Bread should be crispy and dry.
  • In a large skillet, brown bacon until cooked. Remove from pan and set aside. Drain off bacon fat and clean pan.
  • Add butter and over medium high heat cook onions and celery for 10 minutes until soft. Return bacon to pan and heat through.
  • In a small bowl, whisk eggs and chicken broth, set aside
  • To a slow cooker, add bread cubes, sage, poultry seasoning, salt, pepper, pears and cranberries. Stir. Add bacon mixture, stir again. Pour egg mixture overtop and stir to combine.
  • Cover and cook on low for 3-4 hours until moist and spongy, stirring half way through..