Pear Bread Pudding

Pear Bread PuddingRecipe
Photo: David Prince

Recipe from

Real Simple

Nutritional Information

Calcium 410 mg
Calories 519
Caloriesfromfat 0 %
Carbohydrate 61 g
Cholesterol 261 mg
Fat 23 g
Fiber 5 g
Iron 3 mg
Protein 21 mg
Satfat 12 g
Sodium 626 mg


2 cups whole milk
1/2 cup sugar
3 teaspoons unsalted butter
1/4 teaspoon salt
4 eggs
5 slices soft whole-wheat bread, each cut in half
2 pears
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 pound thinly sliced Cheddar


Heat oven to 375° F. Butter a 9-inch square pan.

In a saucepan, heat milk, sugar, butter, and salt until small bubbles form. In a bowl, whisk together eggs, then add the warm milk mixture in a slow stream, whisking constantly. Layer the square pan with bread. Top with pears that have been peeled, cored, and cut into eighths. Pour the milk-egg mixture into the baking pan and sprinkle with cinnamon. Bake until golden, about 35 minutes. Top with Cheddar and bake until the cheese is melted, 5 to 10 minutes (optional). Serve warm.