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Pear-Stuffed French Vanilla Toast

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. + chilling Bake: 40 min.

Makes

6 servings

My handyman, who is originally from Nicaragua, shared this classic breakfast dish his mother used to prepare. He says he makes it frequently for his children and they clean their plates! —Gail Borczyk, Boca Raton, Florida
Pear-Stuffed French Vanilla Toast Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1 large pear, peeled and sliced (about 1-1/2 cups)
  • 3/4 cup raisins
  • 4 cups cubed day-old French bread (1-1/2 inch pieces)
  • 3/4 cup finely chopped pecans
  • 4 large eggs
  • 2 cups French vanilla ice cream, melted
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Directions

  1. In a small bowl, mix brown sugar and butter. Spread onto bottom of a greased 8-in. square baking dish. Layer with pear, raisins, bread cubes and pecans.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk eggs, ice cream, cinnamon and vanilla until blended; pour over top. Refrigerate, covered, several hours or overnight.
  3. Preheat oven to 350°. Remove casserole from refrigerator while oven heats. Bake, uncovered, 40-45 minutes or until golden brown and a knife inserted in the center comes out clean. Let stand 5-10 minutes before serving.

Nutrition Facts

1 serving: 701 calories, 38g fat (16g saturated fat), 339mg cholesterol, 390mg sodium, 80g carbohydrate (61g sugars, 4g fiber), 15g protein.

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