Pear Bread Pudding

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    Nutritional Information

    Per Serving

    • Calories 519 calories
    • Calories 39 calories from fat
    • Fat 23 g
    • Sat Fat 12 g
    • Cholesterol 261 mg
    • Sodium 626 mg
    • Protein 21 mg
    • Carbohydrate 61 g
    • Fiber 5 g
    • Iron 3 mg
    • Calcium 410 mg

Ingredients

  1. Check 2cups whole milk
  2. Check 1/2cup sugar
  3. Check 3teaspoons unsalted butter
  4. Check 1/4teaspoon salt
  5. Check 4 eggs
  6. Check 5 slices soft whole-wheat bread, each cut in half
  7. Check 2 pears, peeled, cored, and cut into eighths
  8. Check 1teaspoon ground cinnamon
  9. Check 1/4pound thinly sliced Cheddar

Directions

  1. Heat oven to 375º F.
  2. Butter a 9-inch square pan.
  3. In a saucepan, heat the milk, sugar, butter, and salt until small bubbles form. In a bowl, whisk together the eggs, then add the warm milk mixture in a slow stream, whisking constantly.
  4. Layer the square pan with the bread. Top with the pears. Pour the milk-egg mixture into the baking pan and sprinkle with the cinnamon.
  5. Bake until golden, about 35 minutes. Top with the Cheddar, if desired, and bake until the cheese is melted, 5 to 10 minutes. Serve warm.