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Pear and Dried Winter Fruit Stuffing
Prep: 20 minutes
Cook: 15 minutes
Bake: 45 minutes
Stand: 15 minutes
Croutons, your favorite dried fruits and chopped pears combine to add sweet and crunchy notes to this easy-to-make stuffing that serves a crowd.
6 tbsp. butter
2 medium onions, finely chopped (about 1 cup)
2 medium pears, chopped
1 pkg. (14 ounces) Pepperidge Farm® Herb Seasoned Stuffing
2 cups seasoned croutons
1 cup chopped dried fruit bits (peaches, figs, prunes and/or cranberries)
4 cups Swanson® Chicken Broth or Swanson® Certified Organic Chicken Broth
2 eggs, beaten
1/4 cup chopped fresh fines herbes or fresh parsley
Heat 1 tablespoon butter in an 8-inch skillet over medium heat. Add the onions and cook until tender, stirring occasionally. Remove the onions from the skillet.
Heat 1 tablespoon butter in the skillet. Add the pears and cook and stir for 5 minutes or until lightly browned.
Heat the broth and the remaining butter in a 2-quart saucepan over medium-high heat to a boil.
Stir the stuffing, croutons and dried fruit in a large bowl. Add the broth mixture and mix lightly. Let stand for 15 minutes. Stir in the eggs, herbes, onions and pears. Spoon the stuffing mixture into a greased 3-quart casserole.
Bake at 350°F. for 45 minutes or until the stuffing mixture is hot.