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Adapted from The Moms’ Guide to Meal Makeovers


  • 1 15-ounce can pear halves in juice
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup golden raisins
  • 1/4 cup walnuts or pecans, coarsely chopped
  • 4 large eggs
  • 2 tablespoons low-fat milk
  • 2 tablespoons apple juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 8 slices 100% whole wheat bread


  • Drain the pear halves and reserve the liquid. Slice the pears.
  • Combine the reserved pear liquid, cornstarch and cinnamon in a small saucepan and whisk until well blended. Place the saucepan over medium-high heat, add the raisins and bring to a simmer, stirring often. Reduce the heat and continue to simmer and stir until the mixture thickens slightly, about 2 minutes. Add the pears and the nuts. Keep warm.
  • Mix the eggs, milk, apple juice, cinnamon and vanilla in a large bowl.
  • Dip the bread in the egg mixture, one slice at a time, and coat evenly.
  • Heat half the oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat.
  • Cookhalf of the soaked bread until golden brown on both sides. Keep warm whilt you cook the remaining bread slices in the remaing oil. Serve with the pear topping.
  • Preparation Time: Approximately 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: Approximately 10 minutes
  • Servings: 4

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