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5 from 6 votes

Spiced Pear French Toast Casserole

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time45 mins
Servings: 6
Author: Lorie Yarro


  • 8 slices bread of choice I used wide pan bread, so use about 9 if your slices are small
  • 5 large eggs
  • 1 1/4 c milk of choice
  • 1/4 c pure maple syrup or honey
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 medium ripe pears
  • 1 T cinnamon
  • oil of choice to grease pan
  • cranberries for garnish optional


  • Preheat oven to 350° F.
  • Cut or tear bread into small, 1-2 in. pieces and add to a 2-3 qt. greased casserole dish. Cut pears into bite sized pieces and mix in with bread.
  • In a bowl, whisk together eggs, milk, cinnamon, maple, and vanilla.
  • Pour egg mixture over bread and pear mixture and mix to coat well and allow all the mixture to be absorbed. (hands work well for this part!)
  • Chill for about 10 minutes.
  • Bake for 30 minutes or until bread on top is browned and egg is cooked through.
  • Cool for 5-10 minutes and then serve with warm maple syrup and fresh cranberries.
  • Store leftovers in refrigerator.


For egg free, sub the eggs for 5 T flaxmeal and allow to chill before pouring over bread for at least 15 minutes.