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Pear and Gouda Baked French Toast

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Serves 4-6 | Prep Time 20 minutes | Cook Time 60 min.

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Ingredients You'll Need

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.

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