Decadent Pear, Prosciutto & Hazelnut Stuffing

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 Decadent Pear-Prosciutto

If you are looking to shake things up this Thanksgiving with a unique stuffing recipe that not only tastes amazing, but is also a weight watcher friendly, well then this Decadent Pear, Prosciutto & Hazelnut Stuffing Recipe will make you squeal with delight.

You will be really surprised by how delectable and low calorie this stuffing came out to be. Anyone who is obsessed with prosciutto and toasted hazelnuts will drool over this combined autumn flavors. Ditch the guilt of overindulging and overabundance without sacrificing this annual family feast by serving recipes with a healthier option but even more flavorful. So, if you want to put a new spin on the traditional foods for this American holiday this year, scratch off heavy and often unhealthy foods, and just treat your guests to a fabulous serving of this dish!

Decadent Pear, Prosciutto & Hazelnut Stuffing
Serves 12
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Prep Time
1 hr
Cook Time
1 hr 25 min
Total Time
2 hr 15 min
Prep Time
1 hr
Cook Time
1 hr 25 min
Total Time
2 hr 15 min
226 calories
30 g
7 g
9 g
8 g
2 g
162 g
490 g
5 g
0 g
7 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving
Calories 226
Calories from Fat 75
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 9g
Saturated Fat 2g
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 5g
Cholesterol 7mg
Sodium 490mg
Total Carbohydrates 30g
Dietary Fiber 3g
Sugars 5g
Protein 8g
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  1. 3 divided teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
  2. 4 ounces thinly sliced ribbons prosciutto
  3. 2 cups chopped onion
  4. 2 cups cubed fennel bulb
  5. 1/4 cup crushed shallot
  6. 2 teaspoons finely chopped fresh sage
  7. 2 teaspoons finely chopped fresh thyme
  8. 1 teaspoon finely chopped fresh rosemary
  9. 8 cups stale baguette, cubed 1/2-inch pieces
  10. 2 ripe, firm pears, diced
  11. 1/3 cup diced flat-leaf parsley
  12. 1/3 cup diced toasted hazelnuts
  13. 1 14-ounce can reduced-sodium or homemade chicken broth
  14. 1/4 teaspoon salt
  15. Freshly ground pepper, to taste
  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Spray a 9-by-13-inch baking dish with cooking spray.
  2. In a large skillet, heat 1 teaspoon oil over medium heat. Toss in the prosciutto; cook while stirring, for 5 minutes until prosciutto becomes crisp. Remove to a paper towel to drain.
  3. Clean pan. Heat 2 teaspoons oil on medium-high heat. Stir in onion, fennel and shallots. Cook about 6 to 8 minutes until the vegetables become soft and lightly browned. Stir in sage, rosemary and thyme. Heat for 1 minute. Pour softened vegetables and herbs into a large bowl.
  4. Gently mix in bread, pears, parsley, prosciutto and hazelnuts. Stir in the broth until combined.
  5. Sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste.
  6. Turn the stuffing into the baking dish and cover with aluminum foil.
  7. Cook for 40 minutes in preheated oven. Remove foil and continue baking until the top becomes crispy about 30 minutes.
  1. If you don't have stale bread ready to use, spread the baguette cubes on a baking sheet and toast at 250°F until crisped and dry, about 15 minutes.
Adapted from Eating Well
Adapted from Eating Well

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Jean is an avid foodie, food blogger, author, and health enthusiast. She is not shy about trying different types of food and sharing her discoveries. Jean has been featured in a popular TV Show in the Philippines, Unang Hirit, a morning news and talk show aired every weekday morning by GMA Network. Follow Jean's food adventures, all for good food and healthy living, here on Sleekly.

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