Pear Bread Pudding

Pear Bread Pudding
David Prince
Add cut-up pears to a classic dessert for a delicious fall variation.

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Serves 4
preparation
25
minutes
cooking
70
minutes

Ingredients

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

 

 

Jane Kirby and Leslie Pendleton
March 2004

Nutritional Information

  • Per Serving
  • Calories From Fat 39 %
  • Calcium 410 mg
  • Carbohydrate 61 g
  • Cholesterol 261 mg
  • Fat 23 g
  • Fiber 5 g
  • Iron 3 mg
  • Protein 21 mg
  • Sat Fat 12 g
  • Sodium 626 mg
What does this mean? See Nutrition 101.