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French Toast

3 medium (4 cups) ripe pears, peeled, chopped

7 tablespoons Land O Lakes® Maple Brown Sugar Butter Spread, divided

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 (1-pound) loaf challah bread

2 cups whole milk

6 large Land O Lakes® Eggs

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/2 cup chopped pecans


1/2 cup Land O Lakes® Maple Brown Sugar Butter Spread

6 tablespoons powdered sugar

1 tablespoon Land O Lakes® Heavy Whipping Cream

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Combine pears, 6 tablespoons Maple Brown Sugar Butter Spread, cinnamon and salt in 10-inch skillet. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, 12-15 minutes or until pears are caramelized and soft. Remove from heat; set aside.

  2. STEP 2

    Grease 13x9-inch glass or ceramic baking dish with 1 tablespoon Maple Brown Sugar Butter Spread.

  3. STEP 3

    Heat oven to 350°F.

  4. STEP 4

    Slice bread into 1-inch-thick slices. Layer bread with cooked pears in prepared baking dish. Whisk together milk, eggs and vanilla in large bowl. Pour over bread. Cover; refrigerate at least 4 hours or overnight.

  5. STEP 5

    Sprinkle bread with pecans. Bake, uncovered, 35-45 minutes or until knife inserted near center comes out clean and edges are golden brown.

  6. STEP 6

    Combine all glaze ingredients; immediately drizzle over French toast bake. Scoop or slice to serve.

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