Pear Sundae French Toast Recipe
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Pear Sundae French Toast Recipe

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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
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 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

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 444 calories, 17g fat (9g saturated fat), 141mg cholesterol, 558mg sodium, 64g carbohydrate (27g sugars, 4g fiber), 10g protein.


  1. 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.
  2. 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. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Pear Sundae French Toast in Taste of Home August/September 2000, p27

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hamhock32 User ID: 7001222 78965
Reviewed Oct. 6, 2014

"This one was gone in seconds. Family wants it again soon."

sunflwerchick User ID: 4096152 80318
Reviewed Dec. 28, 2010

"With or without icecream this is soooo good!

I make this for dessert with the ice cream, and for breakfast I just use maple syrup. My kids love it!"

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