Pear and Peanut Butter French Toast

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Pear and Peanut Butter French Toast

Ingredients

  • 1 (15-ounce) can Pacific Northwest Canned Pears, halves, in juice, drained
  • 1/3 cup peanut butter
  • 8 slices firm, white bread
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons butter
  • Honey or maple syrup, for serving (optional)

Method

Cut the pear halves in 1/4-inch thick slices and set aside.

Spread 1 teaspoon of peanut butter on one side of each slice of bread. Lay the pear slices over the peanut butter on 4 of the pieces of bread, covering them with a plain piece of bread spread with peanut butter to make a sandwich. Repeat with remaining slices.

In medium shallow bowl, whisk the eggs, milk, honey and cinnamon together until well blended. Dip the sandwiches into the egg mixture, turning it over to coat both sides evenly.

Melt 1 tablespoon of the butter in a wide skillet over medium heat. When the butter is foamy, add the sandwiches to the pan and cook about 2 minutes on each side, or until the bread is golden brown. Remove the sandwiches from the pan, cut in half diagonally, and serve immediately, with honey or syrup if desired.

Servings

Makes 4 servings

Nutrition

  • Calories: 468
  • Total Fat: 22.3g
  • Saturated Fat: 5g
  • Cholesterol: 128mg
  • Sodium: 503mg
  • Carbohydrate: 49g
  • Dietary Fiber: 7g, 22g
  • Protein: 22g
  • Vitamin A: 200IU
  • Vitamin C: 1mg, 3mg
  • Iron: 3mg
  • Calcium: 169mg

Ingredients

  • 3-3/4 pounds Pacific Northwest Canned Pears, halves, in juice, drained
  • 60 slices whole-grain sandwich bread
  • 3-1/2 cups peanut butter, soy butter, or sunflower butter
  • 4-1/2 cups (2-1/4 pounds) whole eggs (liquid)
  • 2-1/2 cups milk
  • 4-1/2 cups cup honey, divided
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons cinnamon

Method

Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F. Generously spray a sheet pan with pan release or brush it with with melted butter. Cut the pear halves in 1/4-inch thick slices and set aside.

Spread a scant tablespoon of peanut butter on one side of each slice of bread. Lay 1/4 cup pear slices over the peanut butter on half of the slices of bread, covering them with a plain piece of bread spread with peanut butter to make a sandwich. Cut each sandwich in half diagonally and transfer to a sheet pan lined with parchment paper. Repeat with remaining slices.

Whisk the eggs, milk, 3/4 cup honey and cinnamon together until well blended. Working with one half sandwich at a time, lower the sandwich into the egg mixture to coat each side and place on the prepared sheet pans leaving at least 1/2 inch of space between pieces.

Bake 5 to 10 minutes, or until the bottom side is browned. Remove the pan from oven, flip each half over and return to the oven for another 5 to 10 minutes, or until the bottom side is golden brown.

Serve immediately, with 2 tablespoons of the remaining honey per serving.

Servings

Makes 30 servings

Nutrition

  • Calories: 468
  • Total Fat: 22.3g
  • Saturated Fat: 5g
  • Cholesterol: 128mg
  • Sodium: 503mg
  • Carbohydrate: 49g
  • Dietary Fiber: 7g, 22g
  • Protein: 22g
  • Vitamin A: 200IU
  • Vitamin C: 1mg, 3mg
  • Iron: 3mg
  • Calcium: 169mg