New Orleans French Toast

Looking for a French breakfast? Then check out these toasts topped with pears cooked in a honey-cornstarch mixture - a delicious treat!

  • prep time 20 min
  • total time 8 hr 45 min
  • ingredients 10
  • servings 4

Ingredients

French Toast

12
(1-inch) slices French bread
4
eggs
1
cup half-and-half
1
tablespoon sugar
1/8
teaspoon nutmeg

Topping

2
tablespoons butter
2
pears, thinly sliced
1
tablespoon water
1
teaspoon cornstarch
1/3
cup honey
  • 1 Spray 12x8-inch (2-quart) glass baking dish with nonstick cooking spray. Arrange slices of bread in sprayed baking dish, completely covering bottom of dish.
  • 2 In medium bowl, combine eggs, half-and-half, sugar and nutmeg; beat well. Pour over bread in baking dish. Cover tightly; refrigerate at least 8 hours or overnight.
  • 3 When ready to bake, heat oven to 375°F. Uncover; bake 20 to 25 minutes or until golden brown and slightly puffed.
  • 4 Meanwhile, melt butter in medium skillet over medium-high heat. Add pears; cook 2 minutes or until pears are tender, stirring occasionally. In small bowl, combine water and cornstarch; blend well. Add honey and cornstarch mixture to pears in skillet; cook 2 minutes or until bubbly. Serve over French toast.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Serving
    Calories
    570
    (
    Calories from Fat
    180),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    20g
    20%
    (Saturated Fat
    10g,
    10%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    250mg
    250%;
    Sodium
    600mg
    600%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    82g
    82%
    (Dietary Fiber
    4g
    4%
      Sugars
    40g
    40%
    ),
    Protein
    15g
    15%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    15%;
    Vitamin C
    4%;
    Calcium
    15%;
    Iron
    15%;
    Exchanges:
    2 1/2 Starch; 3 Fruit; 5 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 2 1/2 Fat;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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