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Pear Sundae French Toast

 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
6 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 15 min.

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 Eggland's Best 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. Yield: 6 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 piece) equals 444 calories, 17 g fat (9 g saturated fat), 141 mg cholesterol, 558 mg sodium, 64 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 10 g protein.