From Karen Sibert, Passavant Area Hospital
4 T butter, cut into 1/4 inch cubes
1/2 c brown sugar, packed
3 pears, chopped
1/2 lb whet bread, cubed
1/2 lb sourdough bread, cubed
1 1/2 c egg substitute
1 1/2 c fat-free milk
2 T sugar
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
1/4 c sliced almonds
Evenly distribute butter cubes into the bottom of a 10 by 14 baking dish. Sprinkle the brown sugar over the bottom of the dish. Cover with pears. Top with bread cubes into a single layer over the pears.
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.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Remove casserole from the refrigerator while to arm while the oven preheats.
Bake until the top of the bread is golden brown, 45 to 60 minutes. Top with slice almonds.