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    French Toast With Pears, Brie, and Cinnamon

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    1 hr 5 mins

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    45 mins

    akgrown's Note:

    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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    • 3 medium pears, peeled, cored, and thinly sliced
    • 2 tablespoons packed brown sugar
    • 1/2 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 1/2 cups milk
    • 3 eggs
    • 1 tablespoon vanilla
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt


    1. 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. 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. 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. 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.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on March 22, 2010


      This is delicious! We first sampled it at a B&B in New Orleans in January and I made it for a women's brunch to rave reviews. The rosemary is such a delicious and unexpected twist. Thank you for sharing!

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    • on January 05, 2009


      I made this for guests over the holidays and it was a hit! I made it exactly as submitted. The pears and rosemary are a great combination. The leftovers heated up nicely the next day in the microwave. Some guests suggested syrup with the leftovers and that tasted great too. Thanks for an awesome recipe!

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    • on October 13, 2008

      Delicious! Make it exactly as written and was wonderful. I like the fruit and cheese so much that next time I will make it without the Rosemary. The Rosemary is very good, but I like the fruit better. It cooked to perfection with a drip pan underneath to catch the drips of egg and milk toward the end of the cooktime. Will make again.

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    Nutritional Facts for French Toast With Pears, Brie, and Cinnamon

    Serving Size: 1 (319 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 8

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 601.7
    Calories from Fat 195
    Total Fat 21.7 g
    Saturated Fat 11.6 g
    Cholesterol 133.6 mg
    Sodium 1039.7 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 80.1 g
    Dietary Fiber 5.4 g
    Sugars 14.9 g
    Protein 20.9 g

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