Pear French Toast Casserole

By Beth Anderson on June 13, 2016 at 1:58pm

4 TBSP butter, cut into 1/4 inch cubes
1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
3 pears, chopped (or 3 apples)
1/2 pound 100% whole wheat bread, cubed
1/2 pound sourdough bread, cubed
6 eggs
1 1/2 cup egg substitute
1 1/2 cup fat-free milk
2 TSBP sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 tsp almond extract
1/4 cup sliced almonds (or 1/4 cup walnuts)

1. Evenly distribute butter cubes into the bottom of a 10″ x 14″ baking dish. Sprinkle the brown sugar over the butter cubes. Cover with pears.Top with bread cubes in a single layer.
2. Mix eggs, egg substitute, milk sugar, vanilla extract, almond extract until blended; pour over bread mixture. Cover the dish with foil. Chill overnight in the refrigerator.
3. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Remove casserole from the refrigerator to warm while the oven preheats.
4. Bake until the top of the bread is golden brown, 45-60 minutes. Top with sliced almonds.

Makes 10 services; Serving size: 1 cup; Calories 350; Total fat 11 g; Saturated fat 4 g; Sodium 410 mg; Cholesterol 125 mg; Total carbohydrates 50 g; Dietary fiber 4 g; Protein 15 g