Tropical Pear French Toast

(3 servings)

  • For The Topping:
  • 2 Anjou pears (cored and thinly sliced)
  • 1/2 cup pineapple juice
  • 3 Tablespoons butter
  • 2 Tablespoons packed brown sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground ginger
  • finely chopped macadamia nuts (optional)

  • For The Toast
  • 6 thick (about 1 inch) slices of french bread
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
Prepare topping: Melt butter in skillet; add sugar and stir until melted. Stir in pineapple juice and ginger; boil until slightly syrupy. Add pears; turn to coat; boil until slightly syrupy. Cook on low heat for 5 to 10 minutes or just until pears are tender.

While topping is cooking prepare the toast: Combine milk, eggs and 1/2 vanilla. Beat well. Dip bread slices into egg mixture so they are well soaked. Cook in buttered skillet or griddle until golden brown on both sides.

Serve with a generous scoop of topping and garinsh with macadamia nuts.

This recipe always makes me feel like on vacation in Hawaii having breakfast at a restaurant beside the ocean. 3 great big servings or 6 regulars.

Mr Breakfast would like to thank KennyRogers for this recipe.

Recipe number 1317. Submitted 7/31/2004.