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

On a cold day this is perfect.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 12 cup raisins
  • 14 cup rum (or 1 tsp rum extract & water)
  • 2 cups pears, peeled, sliced, ripe
  • 12 cup sugar
  • 4 cups bread, white, coarsely torn with no crusts
  • 3 cups milk
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Heat rum mixture and pour over raisins; set aside.
  3. Melt 1 tablespoon butter in frypan, add pears and cook 5 minutes.
  4. Add 1/4 cup sugar, stir and cook 2 more minutes and then put aside.
  5. Place bread in bowl.
  6. Scald milk and pour over bread.
  7. Let soak 5 minutes.
  8. Add raisin mixture and pears with syrup.
  9. Beat together eggs, rest of sugar, vanilla and stir in bread mixture.
  10. Pour in buttered baking dish, bake at 350°F for 50 minutes.
Most Helpful

Great recipe. Made exactly as directed. Was good fresh with vanilla ice cream, but was even better the next day, after the flavors had a chance to really blend. Thanks for the recipe.

Jellyqueen September 29, 2004