Monday, April 16, 2012

Pear & Ginger French Toast

Big disclaimer here...  Poonam made this recipe the week before the shower and it came out great except it would've taken a zillion Pyrex dishes to make the quantities we needed and it has some 'timing' issues.  On the day of the shower, P made french toast separately and made a pear/ginger sauce to go on top.  We both agreed that the original recipe* was better so that is what I'll share here...

  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 2 large ripe pears, cored and sliced
  • 2 cage free eggs
  • 1 tablespoon agave nectar
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/3 cup almond milk
  • 4 slices bread
  • 1/4 cup toasted sliced almonds

  • Preheat an oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease a 9x13-inch baking dish

  • Stir 3 tablespoons honey, the lemon juice, 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon, and 1/4 teaspoon ginger together in a small bowl; spread evenly into the bottom of the prepared baking dish. Arrange the sliced pears in 2 rows into the bottom of the baking dish.

  • Beat the eggs, 1 tablespoon agave nectar, 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon, and 1/4 ginger together in a shallow dish; soak each piece of bread in the egg mixture and arrange atop the pears.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until the bread is set and golden brown, about 20 minutes.

  • Cut the bread into squares. Use a thin, flat spatula to lift each portion out of the pan and flip so the pear side faces up. Sprinkle with almonds and drizzle with any syrup left in the baking dish.

We also found that while this tastes fantastic, the presentation wasn't all that great.  This could be the cooks but... probably not  :)

  • *Taken & adapted from


  1. This french toast sounds YUMMY! Might try to manage this one! The shower looks like it was a huge success!
    I am quite distracted, as usual, by the adorable picture in the upper right corner. Hello sweet baby with the heart on your forehead!!!! LOVE!

  2. It's seriously yummy... just the kind of thing that would top off your glycogen stores a day out from the marathon :) Let me know how it goes! You can do it!!!! Big hugs - L

  3. It would have been helpful if I'd taken a picture. I'll try to do that this weekend for sure. The only place to buy brioche is up in Holetown - which feels a lot like Siberia when you live on the south coast :) We'll see about that picture...