Recipes and Cooking French Toast with Pears 4.0 (8) This breakfast casserole recipe can be made 24 hours ahead, then baked until edges are puffed and golden. By BHG Test Kitchen BHG Test Kitchen The Better Homes & Gardens Test Kitchen has been in continuous operation for nearly 100 years, developing and testing practical, reliable recipes that readers can enjoy at home. The Test Kitchen team includes culinary specialists, food stylists, registered and licensed nutritionists, and other experts with Bachelor of Science degrees in food science, food and nutrition, or culinary arts. Together, the team tests more than 2,500 recipes, produces more than 2,500 food images, and creates more than 1,000 food videos each year in the state-of-the-art test kitchen. Learn about BHG's Editorial Process Published on December 1, 2005 Print Rate It Share Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Jason Donnelly Prep Time: 35 mins Chill Time: 1 hrs Bake Time: 40 mins Stand Time: 10 mins Total Time: 2 hrs 25 mins Servings: 8 Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients 3 medium pears, peeled, cored, and thinly sliced 2 tablespoon packed brown sugar ½ teaspoon snipped fresh rosemary 2 tablespoon butter 14 - 15 half-inch slices French bread (about 1 loaf) 8 ounce Brie cheese, rind removed and cheese thinly sliced 2 tablespoon butter, melted 3 tablespoon granulated sugar 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 2 ½ cup milk 3 eggs 1 tablespoon vanilla ¼ teaspoon salt Warm maple syrup, fresh berries, and honey, or purchased cranberry conserve Directions Grease a 3-quart rectangular baking dish; set aside. In a large skillet cook pears, brown sugar, and rosemary in 2 tablespoons butter over medium heat for 4 to 5 minutes or until pears are just tender. Arrange 7 or 8 bread slices in a single layer in prepared baking dish. Spoon pear mixture and arrange Brie on bread slices. Top each stack with a bread slice. Brush bread with melted butter. Combine granulated sugar and cinnamon. Sprinkle evenly over bread. In a medium bowl whisk together milk, eggs, vanilla, and salt. Slowly pour over bread slices. Cover and chill for 1 to 24 hours. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Bake, uncovered, for 40 to 45 minutes or until edges are puffed and golden. Let stand for 10 minutes. Serve warm with maple syrup, berries, and honey, or cranberry conserve. Makes 8 servings. Rate it Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 405 Calories 19g Fat 44g Carbs 15g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Servings Per Recipe 8 Calories 405 % Daily Value * Total Fat 19g 24% Saturated Fat 10g 50% Cholesterol 130mg 43% Sodium 623mg 27% Total Carbohydrate 44g 16% Total Sugars 18g Protein 15g Vitamin C 3mg 15% Calcium 191.8mg 15% Iron 2mg 11% Potassium 316mg 7% Folate, total 100.8mcg Vitamin B-12 1.1mcg Vitamin B-6 0.2mg *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.