• Cooking Time: 60 min.
  • Servings: 4-6
  • Preparation Time: 20 minutes


  • 1 small loaf of French of Italian bread, preferably a few days old, cubed (about 7 cups)
  • 6 eggs
  • 1 1/2 c. vanilla soy milk
  • 1 c. low fat milk
  • 2 Tbls. sugar
  • 1 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 2-3 ripe pears, cubed
  • 1 c. shredded Gouda, divided
  • 2 Tbls butter, cubed and syrup for serving


  • Toss bread and pear cubes to combine and spread evenly in a buttered 9x9 inch baking dish.
  • Whisk eggs, milk, sugar, salt, cinnamon and 1/2 c. Gouda.
  • Pour over bread and cover with foil.
  • Refrigerate at least 8 hours or overnight.
  • Remove dish from the refrigerator at least 30 minutes before baking.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Dot with butter and bake covered for 50-60 minutes or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean.
  • Discard foil, sprinkle with remaining shredded Gouda and return to the oven until cheese melts, about 5 minutes.
  • Remove from the oven to rest for a few minutes before serving drizzled with warm maple syrup.


Categories: Breakfast  Brunch  Casserole  French Toast  Sweet 

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