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Pear Sundae French Toast

Coming upon this creation in a potluck line, I left with a full plate and the recipe. Now my family "oohs" and "aahs" as soon as I bring out this fruit-topped favorite. It's great for brunch or as a fanciful finish to a meal. -Carol Schumacher, Menoken, North Dakota
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
  • Makes
    6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup plus 3 tablespoons packed brown sugar, divided
  • 6 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 1-1/4 teaspoons ground cinnamon, divided
  • 3 medium ripe pears, peeled and sliced (about 2-1/2 cups)
  • 3 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 6 slices French bread (1 inch thick)
  • Ice cream

Directions

  • In a skillet, combine 1/4 cup brown sugar, 2 tablespoons butter and 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon; cook and stir until sugar dissolved. Add pears; cook until tender.
  • In a bowl, combine the eggs, milk, vanilla, nutmeg, and remaining brown sugar and cinnamon. Dip bread in egg mixture to coat each side. Melt remaining butter in a skillet. Fry bread over medium heat for 2 minutes on each side or until golden brown. Top with ice cream and pear mixture.
Nutrition Facts
1 piece: 444 calories, 17g fat (9g saturated fat), 141mg cholesterol, 558mg sodium, 64g carbohydrate (27g sugars, 4g fiber), 10g protein.

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