MI Coop Kitchen

Elegant French Toast with Sautéed Pears

Recipe by
Cherryland Electric Cooperative  
10 minutes
Prep: 5 minutes | Cook: 5 minutes | Servings: Serves 6


  • 6 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 5 tablespoons milk, divided
  • 12 slices cinnamon-raisin bread
  • 6 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 16 ounces pear halves (drained, syrup reserved and sliced)
  • 3 tablespoons sugar, divided
  • 1/3 cup coarsely chopped walnuts
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice


  1. Mix softened cream cheese with 2 tablespoons milk to make a creamy spread. Spread on 6 slices of cinnamon raisin bread and put the other 6 slices on top of them to make 6 sandwiches.
  2. Heat 2 tablespoons butter on medium-high in a frying pan. Add sliced pears and sprinkle with 2 tablespoons sugar. Sauté until warm, about 3 minutes. Carefully turn pears, sprinkle with walnuts and remaining 1 tablespoon sugar; turn to high heat. Sauté until sugar begins to caramelize slightly, carefully stirring pears.  Keep warm.
  3. While the pears cook, heat up a frying pan and add the remaining 2-4 tablespoons butter.
  4. Whisk eggs, remaining 3 tablespoons milk and vanilla together.
  5. Dip the cream cheese-cinnamon bread sandwiches in the egg batter and place in the hot frying pan.
  6. Flip when browned.
  7. Serve with Sautéed pears, walnuts and maple syrup.

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