Stuffed Pear French Toast

This Stuffed Pear French Toast is a delightful dish to serve for any holiday or special occasion. Make ahead and bake the next day!

Friends, today I’m sharing the sweetest story (get your hankie out) that a friend shared with me, plus a recipe that you can make ahead for a Easter, Mother’s Day Brunch, or any holiday or special occasion: Stuffed Pear French Toast.

Super easy to make the day before, and then bake in the morning!

Stuffed Pear French Toast

I do like to share special things here on my blog, like this story today of Valerie, who was trying to see the beauty in their family losing a dear family friend, Matt.

I had no idea that the USPS (United States Post Office) took these letters to heart. How sweet their response is when this letter showed up. (Of course, I whited out Valerie’s address.)

Dear God …

The story goes like this …

USPS Child's Letter to God

USPS Child's Letter to God

Dear Valerie …

Whoever Jackie is, who wrote back to sweet Valerie, she is indeed an angel in disguise. She has a high calling … a sweet job, in replying to these letters!

USPS Child's Letter to God

USPS Child's Letter to God

Now on to the recipe today …

Stuffed Pear French Toast

Awhile back, I made a delicious Stuffed Pear French Toast for a brunch that I hosted.

I love this recipe, because like most breakfast casseroles, you make ahead, and pull out of the fridge to pop into the oven the morning of!

Stuffed Pear French Toast

Serve with 100% maple syrup or a dusting of powdered sugar. It’s really moist and sweet!

I’m sitll recovering from my Italy trip. Jet lag is not fun, but I have survived. :) I have some exciting news that I’ll be sharing very soon!

For now, Felice Lunedi Mattina (Happy Monday morning!)

Stuffed Pear French Toast

Stuffed Pear French Toast
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Stuffed Pear French Toast

You can make this ahead and bake the next day.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time1 hr
Servings: 4 -6

Ingredients

  • 1 package 6 English Muffins, cut in 1-inch cubes (I used whole wheat)
  • 1 cup dried cranberries softened
  • 2 pears peeled and diced
  • 3 Tbsp. melted butter
  • 3 1/2 cups milk
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 8 egg yolks
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 3/4 tsp. cinnamon
  • Powdered sugar or maple syrup

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Cut the English muffins in 1-inch cubes and place on a cookie sheet. Lightly toast in the oven for 5-8 minutes, turning them over one time while in the oven.
  • Prepare the dried cranberries in a cup of boiling water; allow to sit in the water for 3-5 minutes. Drain.
  • Spray a 9×9 pan with cooking spray.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine milk, egg yolks, whole eggs, sugar, vanilla, and cinnamon. Mix ingredients well. Fold in diced pears and dried cranberries. Add cubed toasted muffin pieces to soak up the mixture.
  • Pour melted butter into a 9×9 inch pan, coating the bottom entirely.
  • Spoon muffin, pear, and other ingredients into the pan.
  • Bake for 45 minutes or until French toast has set and browned.
  • Served warm with 100% maple syrup. Optional to dust with powdered sugar.

Stuffed Pear French Toast

12 comments on “Stuffed Pear French Toast”

  1. And THAT is why we pay extra for postage. PRICELESS! 

  2. Oh my gosh…that story!! Beautiful. And I am totally swooning over this French Toast.

  3. What a beautiful story! Both of the letters are so sweet. And this french toast looks sweet too. It is perfect for Mother’s Day brunch!

  4. You know how to make a girl cry!! :)  Such a sweet story.  And I LOVE breakfast casseroles like this one – sounds amazing!!

  5. What a sweet story! Can’t wait to try this recipe too! 

  6. Sweetest story ever.  I had to grab a tissue.  How wonderful that there are people who take the time to do nice things for others.  What a special letter for that little girl to receive.  And this recipe looks amazing!!  Pears are one of my favorite fruits, this is going on my list of things to try! 

  7. I can’t wait to serve this up for a family breakfast soon! Pinned

  8. You are the best and what a wonderful story! I need to make this for my mama!

  9. Such a sweet story :)
    I am saving this recipe for Mother’s day!

  10. That’s a really sweet story.  I love that you used English Muffins and PEARS for this breakfast casserole.  You’re so creative!

  11. Beautiful recipe for entertaining guests and sweetest story!  Happy Monday Sandy!

  12. Yum!!!! Such a sweet story too. :) We can be that to people around us if we just take the time to watch and listen. 

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