Recipes and Cooking Pear-Pecan Stuffing 4.7 (3) Flavor this moist stuffing, or dressing, with pears, pecans, and nutmeg. By BHG Test Kitchen BHG Test Kitchen The Better Homes & Gardens Test Kitchen has been in continuous operation for nearly 100 years, developing and testing practical, reliable recipes that readers can enjoy at home. The Test Kitchen team includes culinary specialists, food stylists, registered and licensed nutritionists, and other experts with Bachelor of Science degrees in food science, food and nutrition, or culinary arts. Together, the team tests more than 2,500 recipes, produces more than 2,500 food images, and creates more than 1,000 food videos each year in the state-of-the-art test kitchen. Learn about BHG's Editorial Process Published on June 14, 2011 Print Share Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Scott Little Prep Time: 30 mins Bake Time: 40 mins Total Time: 70 mins Servings: 12 Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients 1 pound firm-texture white sandwich bread 2 tablespoon butter (no substitutes) 1 large onion, chopped (1 cup) 2 large firm ripe Bartlett pears, cored, peeled, and chopped ½ - ¾ cup water ¼ cup butter (no substitutes) 1 cup pecan halves, toasted and coarsely chopped 2 tablespoon snipped fresh Italian parsley ¼ teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg ⅛ teaspoon salt Dash freshly ground black pepper Directions Preheat oven to 350 degrees F . Spread bread slices on baking sheets. Place baking sheets in the preheated oven for 20 minutes or until bread is dry. Place the 2 tablespoons butter, the onion, and pear in a large skillet; cook over medium heat until tender but not brown, about 4 minutes. Set aside. Break the dried bread into small pieces. Place in a very large bowl. Bring 1/2 cup water and the 1/4 cup butter to boiling in a small saucepan. Add to bread crumbs, and toss just until moistened. Stir in pear mixture, pecans, parsley, nutmeg, salt, and pepper. Add the remaining water as needed until mixture reaches desired moistness. Stuff turkey and roast in a 325 degree F oven or transfer stuffing to a 2-quart casserole and bake, covered in a 325 degree F or 350 degree F oven about 40 minutes or until heated through. Makes 12 to 14 servings. Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 244 Calories 15g Fat 26g Carbs 4g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Servings Per Recipe 12 Calories 244 % Daily Value * Total Fat 15g 19% Saturated Fat 4g 20% Cholesterol 16mg 5% Sodium 291mg 13% Total Carbohydrate 26g 9% Protein 4g *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.