Rustic Roasted Pear French Toast



  • 4 Stemilt pears, peeled, halved lengthwise, cored (Bartlett or d’Anjou are good baking choices)
  • 2 tbsp of lemon juice, optional but really nice
  • 2 tbsp of white granulated sugar
  • 2 tbsp of water
  • 4 tbsp of unsalted butter
  • 1 tsp of cinnamon
  • 1 tsp of cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp of nutmeg
  • 4 Medium eggs
  • 1/4 Cup of Whole Milk
  • Splash of whipping cream, optional but oh so fabulous
  • 8 slices of whole wheat bread

This Rustic Roasted Pear French Toast is easy enough to get the kids involved in making it, but elegant enough to serve for a special holiday breakfast.

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  • Yield
    4-6 servings
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  • Cuisine
    European, American
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  1. Pre-heat your oven to 375F.
  2. Once heated place the pears cut side up on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  3. Top with equal portions of butter, sprinkle with sugar and cinnamon, and then pour the water and lemon juice on the base of the tray. Roast them on the middle tray for 30 minutes, then turn them over and bathe them in the juices before roasting for a further 30 minutes.
  4. While the pears are roasting, prepare the French toast by adding the eggs, milk, spices and cream (optional) to a large batter bowl. 
  5. Whisk gently to blend, and then dunk the bread into the batter taking care not to break the bread, and allowing enough time to fully soak up the batter.
  6. Once the slice is covered in batter, place it on a hot skillet, and cook for 1-2 minutes on each side, or until they are golden brown.
  7. Place the French toast on a plate, top with whipped cream and a roasted pear. 
  8. Complete by sprinkling a dash of cinnamon across the plate and serve immediately.

Nutritional Information

Per Serving

  • Calories: 298
  • Fat Content: 12.5g
  • Cholesterol Content: 130mg
  • Sodium Content: 279mg
  • Carbohydrate Content: 39.5g
  • Fiber Content: 7.3g
  • Sugar Content: 16.6g
  • Protein Content: 9.5g