French Toast With Pears, Brie, and Cinnamon

Total Time
1hr 5mins
Prep
20 mins
Cook
45 mins

A delicious twist on french toast that can be made-ahead and chilled for up to 24 hours. Great for brunch, holidays, and special occasions.

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Ingredients

Nutrition
  • 3 medium pears, peeled, cored, and thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons packed brown sugar
  • 12 teaspoon snipped fresh rosemary
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 14 -16 slices French bread (half-inch slices, about 1 loaf)
  • 8 ounces brie cheese, rind removed and cheese thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 12 cups milk
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 14 teaspoon salt

Directions

  1. Grease a 9x13 baking dish; set aside. In a large skillet cook pears, brown sugar, and rosemary in 2 T butter over medium heat for 4-5 mins or until pears are tender.
  2. Arrange 7 or 8 bread slices in a single layer in prepared dish. Spoon pear mixture and arrange Brie on bread slices. Top each stack with a bread slice. Brush bread with melted butter.
  3. Combine sugar and cinnamon. Sprinkle evenly over bread. In a medium bowl whisk together milk, eggs, vanilla, and salt. Slowly pour over bread slices. Cover and chill for 1-24 hours.
  4. Preheat oven to 375°F Bake, uncovered, for 40-45 mins or until edges are puffed and golden. Let stand for 10 minutes. Serve warm with maple syrup, berries, and honey, or cranberry conserve.