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Pear Bread Pudding

Photo: David Prince
Yield 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 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

Nutrition 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

How to Make It

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

  2. 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.