Slow Cooker Pear and Sausage Stuffing

Recipe by Lindsay, A Pinch of Yum

Prep Time
25 min
Total Time
3 hr 40 min
Gluten Free

This recipe is made with ​a Jones All Natural Roll Sausage.

This stuffing recipe is perfect for entertaining. The richness of Jones breakfast sausage is enhanced by fresh pears and dried cranberries.

2 (12 oz) Jones Dairy Farm All Natural Pork Sausage Rolls
4 tablespoons butter
1 yellow onion, chopped
5 celery ribs, chopped
10-12 cups dry bread cubes*
1 teaspoon rubbed sage
1 teaspoon poultry seasoning
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
5 pears, cored and diced
1 cup dried cranberries
3 eggs
2 cups chicken broth

*To dry out bread:

Cut bread into 1-inch cubes and place on baking sheet. Bake about 15 minutes at 400˚F. Bread should be crispy and dry.

In large skillet, brown sausage until cooked through, breaking it up as it cooks. Drain excess grease and set sausage aside.

Wipe out pan and add butter over medium heat. Add onion and celery, sauté 8-10 minutes or until soft. Add sausage back to pan, reduce heat to low to keep warm.

In large bowl, toss bread cubes with sage, poultry seasoning, salt, pepper, diced pears and cranberries. Add sausage mixture and stir to combine. Whisk eggs and chicken broth together and pour over bread mixture. Stir to combine.

Transfer mixture to greased slow cooker. Cover and cook on low 3-4 hours, until mixture is moist and spongey.