Breakfasts: Cereals, Breads, Waffles: Pear Hawaiian French Toast

A touch of the Islands in this breakfast treat!

Author: USA Pears/Pear Bureau Northwest - www.usapears.com
Date: January 17, 2013

Serves: 4 person(s)
Yield: 4 x 1-1/2 slice servings

Preparation Time: 10 mins
Cooking Time: 20 mins

Ingredients:

    3 Tbsp butter or buttery spread
    2 Tbsp packed brown sugar
    1/2 cup unsweetened pineapple juice
    1/8 tsp ground ginger
    2 Anjou pears, cored and thinly sliced
    1/2 cup skim milk
    2 eggs
    1/2 tsp vanilla
    6 slices of egg bread or French bread
    1 oz chopped macadamia nuts (optional)

Directions:

    PEAR TOPPING: Melt butter in skillet; add sugar and stir until melted. Stir in pineapple juice and ginger; boil until slightly syrupy. Add pears; turn to coat; boil until slightly syrupy. Cook on low heat for 5 to 10 minutes or just until pears are tender. Serve over prepared French Toast, garnish with macadamia nuts.

    FRENCH TOAST: Combine 1/2 cup milk, 2 eggs and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla; beat well. Dip 6 thick slices of egg bread or French bread into egg mixture, cook in buttered skillet or griddle until golden brown on both sides.

Variations:

    Serve with a dollop of nonfat plain or vanilla yogurt.

    Serving suggestion is not included in the nutritional analysis.

Nutritional Information
(Per Serving)

Calories:371 cals
Kilojoules:1,553 kJ
Fat:12.6 g
Carbohydrates:56.3 g
Protein:10.0 g
Cholesterol:94.0 mg
Sodium:479 mg
Saturated Fat:2.7 g
Fiber:4.0 g
Calcium:74.0 mg
Total Sugars:21.0 g

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