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Baked Pear, Bacon & Brown Butter Stuffing

Traeger Kitchen


Baked Pear, Bacon & Brown Butter Stuffing

Prep Time

40

Minutes

Cook Time

1

Hours

Serves

6 - 8

People

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What's this?

Sautéed sweet pears, salty bacon and soft brioche make for the perfect stuffing, especially when drenched in brown butter and fired over maple hardwood.

Ingredients

  • 1 Brioche Loaf, 1" Cubes

  • 1/2 Pound bacon

  • 3 Stalk celery, finely chopped

  • 1 yellow onion, diced

  • 4 ripe pear, peeled, cored and coarsely chopped

  • As Needed salt

  • 1 Teaspoon fresh thyme

  • 1 rosemary sprigs

  • 2 Clove garlic, minced

  • 4 Tablespoon butter

  • 4 Large egg, beaten

  • 1 3/4 Cup chicken broth

  • To Taste salt and pepper

Steps

  • 1

    When ready to cook, set temperature to 225˚F and preheat, lid closed for 15 minutes.
  • 2

    Spread bread out onto a sheet pan and place directly on the grill grate. Bake for 30-45 minutes until bread is toasted and dried out. Transfer bread to a large bowl.
  • 3

    Place bacon in a 12-inch skillet and cook on stove top over medium heat until the fat is rendered out and the bacon is lightly browned. Remove all but 1 Tbsp bacon fat.
  • 4

    Add celery, onions and pears to bacon skillet and season with salt. Cook until the veggies are soft and aromatic, about 8-10 minutes. Add rosemary, thyme and garlic and cook for 1-2 minutes more.
  • 5

    Transfer veggie mixture to the bowl with the bread.
  • 6

    Add butter to the skillet and cook over medium high heat until until the butter foams. Stir with a heat proof spatula and cook until it begins to smell nutty and the milk solids begin to brown. Pour browned butter over vegetables and bread.
  • 7

    Increase the grill temperature to 350˚F and preheat, lid closed for 15 minutes.
  • 8

    Add the eggs and chicken broth to the bowl with the rest of the ingredients. Season with salt and pepper. Toss gently to prevent breaking the bread.
  • 9

    Transfer mixture to a 2-quart casserole and cover with foil. Place casserole directly on the grill grate and cook for 45 minutes or until cooked through and the top is lightly browned. Enjoy!