Mom's Cornbread Pear Stuffing


  • cooking spray
  • ¾ (9×9 inch) pan cornbread, crumbled
  • 1 cup chopped celery
  • 1 (15 ounce) can pear halves in light syrup, drained and cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 1 small sweet onion, chopped
  • ¾ cup chopped fresh parsley
  • ½ cup chopped pecans
  • ½ cup dried cranberries
  • 1 pinch salt and ground black pepper to taste
  • 1 cup apple cider
  • 2 tablespoons butter, cut into small pieces
  • Directions

  • Step 1

    Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Spray an 8×8-inch baking dish with cooking spray.


  • Step 2

    Combine cornbread, celery, pears, onion, parsley, pecans, dried cranberries, salt, and pepper in a large bowl; mix well. Pour apple cider over cornbread mixture and stir until evenly moistened; spread into the prepared baking dish. Top cornbread mixture with butter pieces.

  • Step 3

    Bake in the preheated oven until lightly browned, about 30 minutes.

  • Cook's Note:

    We all love moist cornbread, but a drier cornbread recipe or day-old cornbread works best for this easy and delicious stuffing. Serve along side you favorite chicken recipe!

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