CEimB: PEAR French Toast Bake

by Joanne on November 19, 2009

First things first.  The real name for this recipe is “Peach French Toast Bake”.  Secondly, this recipe is delicious but is more like bread pudding. 


On page 35 of “The Food You Crave” by Ellie Krieger, you can find this recipe or go to The Not So Skinny Kitchen and see what Liz baked up.  Liz chose our recipe this week and she chose a good one.

The substitution for the peaches was because we received our Harry and David order Friday and I had 6 lucious pears to eat.  I saved one and used the other five for this wonderful breakfast bake…or dessert.

The Pear ( 1 Pear )
Calories: 120
Fat: 0
Carbs:  31g
Dietary Fiber:  7 g
Sugars: 19g
Protein: 1g

Here are my changes and experiences while putting this dish together:


The baguette I bought was so hard to cut, I actually yelled to Ted …”HONEY! GET THE CHAIN SAW!”  I meant it.

That turned out to be a mistake because Ted entered the kitchen and decided to add two cents to the recipe:  “Hey!  Lets add protein powder 

We added 4 scoops of Vanilla flavored protein powder to the egg mixture and poured it on.

The pears were so, so sweet I reduced the brown sugar to only 1 TBS from 2. 

This was easy. I mixed it all up the night before.  Struggled to find space in the fridge, and let it sit overnight.  Put the dish in the oven at 350F for 40 minutes EXACTLY and we enjoyed it the following morning with a small dollop of yogurt and a teaspoon of maple syrup. Wow! That was good!  

Ted has FIVE more servings.   He has two in the fridge and froze three for future enjoyment.


Way to go Liz!  Great pick!


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  • At 2009.11.19 08:08, Mary Ann said:

    I think your pear version looks delicious. This is a really great recipe. Glad you all loved it!

    • At 2009.11.19 08:48, Jessica @ JJsVinBlanc said:

      I love seeing the different fruits we all used – pears turned out beautifully too!

      • At 2009.11.19 10:11, Lu said:

        I really like the pears in this. It looks yummy and I really want to make it. Now that there will be company in the house next week, I can try and appease their hearty appetites with this wonderful recipe.

        • At 2009.11.19 11:35, Lauryn said:

          Yours looks really great!! Not sure why mine didn’t come out so good..but I will live vicariouslly through you and Ted!! 🙂 Love your photos!

          • At 2009.11.19 12:10, Alyssa said:

            Your photos look great and I just LOVE that plate! It’s so bright looking against the pear french toast bake.

            I agree, it tasted more like a bread pudding, but still delish!

            • At 2009.11.19 12:46, Chaya said:

              Yours came out beautifully. I should have cut a piece to show what was going on beneath the beautiful peaches, nothing bad but just not dry enough. Would extra baking have done it? The peaches were browning so I didn’t think so.

              I think it was a fantastic choice though. I have been wanting to make this for eons. Liz has good taste and I can mess up a recipe.


              • At 2009.11.19 14:18, Liz said:

                I bet the pears were great on this! The peaches were a little too tart for me. And I agree that it’s like bread pudding more than french toast. Thanks for trying it along with me!

                • At 2009.11.20 22:52, Margaret said:

                  So glad yours came out and you enjoyed it. Like that you used peaches. Mine was meh, but it was pilot error, not the recipe.

                  Yours is beautiful

                  • At 2009.11.21 14:28, pamela said:

                    Good idea to freeze the left overs. The pears look tasty, too. I definitely enjoyed this one as well.

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