Pear & Vanilla French Toast Bake

Prep Time
1 hr 15 mins
Cook Time
40 mins
16 servings
Recipe by: Eggland's Best

Serve for brunch, or cut into small squares to serve as dessert with fresh whipped cream.

EB Pear & Vanilla French Toast Bake

Make This Recipe


  • 12 slices of bread, cut into small cubes
  • 8 Eggland's Best eggs (large)
  • 3/4 cup fat-free half & half
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 2 pears, peeled, and sliced thin
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts (optional)
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 2 tablespoons butter


Spray a 13 X 9 casserole dish with cooking spray and set aside.

Cut bread into cubes and set aside to dry out slightly.

In a large bowl, whip eggs, half & half, vanilla, sugar, and cinnamon until eggs are foamy; set aside.

In a large skillet, melt butter and brown sugar over medium heat until sugar begins to lightly bubble. Remove from heat and place sliced pears in skillet, stirring until pears are coated with the brown sugar mixture.

Arrange half of the bread mixture on the bottom of the casserole dish; spread pears on top of bread, then layer remaining bread over pears.

Pour egg mixture over bread & pear layers, using a spatula or wooden spoon to gently press down on the bread to allow egg mixture to soak in.

Cover dish tightly with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 1 hour.

Remove from refrigerator when you are ready to bake, and let it stand at room temperature for 30 minutes before baking. If you are using walnuts, sprinkle walnuts over the top before baking.

Bake uncovered at 350 degrees F for 40 minutes or until eggs are set and bread is puffed up. Cool slightly before serving.

Serve with powdered sugar or maple syrup if desired.


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Information per Serving
Serving Size 1 Serving
Calories 155
Fat 6g
Saturated Fat 3g
Cholesterol 92mg
Sodium 159mg
Carbohydrates 19g
Dietary Fiber 1g
Protein 6g