French Toast With Pears, Brie, and Cinnamon

Recipe by akgrown
READY IN: 1hr 5mins


  • 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
  • 1
    tablespoon vanilla
  • 14
    teaspoon salt


  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.