I simply changed the fruit in this old family favorite, and it was DELICIOUS! Oh, so yummy!
Combine 1 cup brown sugar with 2 Tablespoons butter and 2 Tablespoons light corn syrup.
Stir together, then microwave on high for 1 minute. Pour and spread into ungreased glass 9 x 13 inch baking pan.
Wash, peel and slice pears until you have 4 cups of slice pears.
Spread pears over brown sugar in pan.
Sprinkle 2 Tablespoons of flour over the pears.
Slice 1 loaf of french bread into 1 inch slices.
In small bowl, mix together 3 eggs, 1 cup milk, 1 teaspoon vanilla and a dash of salt. Dredge both sides of each piece of bread in egg mixture and cover pears.
Pour any remaining egg mixture over the bread, and sprinkle with cinnamon.
Cover and refrigerate overnight. The following morning, remove from refrigerator and let pan sit 30 minutes before baking. Bake at 350 for 35-40 minutes or until fruit is soft and bread is golden brown.
Serve warm, adding whipped cream (and maple syrup if you’re my son) if desired. YUM!
Note: I’ve made this dish in the morning instead of the night before, and it’s delicious that way, too. I love breakfast dishes that I can make the night before so that my morning meal runs on schedule, especially when we have guests staying with us.
Overnight Pear French Toast
1 cup brown sugar
2 Tb. butter or margarine
2 Tb. light corn syrup
Mix together and microwave for 1 minute on high. Stir and spread into ungreased glass 9×13 inch baking dish.
4 cups sliced and peeled pears
2 Tb. flour
Layer pears over brown sugar mixture and sprinkle with flour.
1 cup milk
1 tsp. vanilla
10 slices of french bread, sliced 1 inch thick
Mix together eggs, milk, vanilla and salt. Dip slices of bread in egg mixture and lay bread closely together over pears. Pour extra egg over bread (if there’s any left). Sprinkle with cinnamon.
Cover and refrigerate overnight. Remove 30 minutes before baking. Bake at 350 for 35-40 minutes or until fruit is soft and bread is light golden brown. Serve warm, with whipped cream if desired.