I'm not not saying that this recipe is my favorite recipe of all time. I'll also not deny the fact that I almost ate the entire thing in one sitting. It's just that good. Pears are the underdog of the fall season, and when they're sautéed with butter, brown sugar, and poured over challah soaked in a maple syrup, milk, and egg mixture, baked to perfection, you get the utmost delectable breakfast treat you could dream of. I'm talking "oh my god have you tried this yet?!" kind of vibes. I absolutely love making this pear and brown sugar french toast casserole for friends, family, and it's actually very easy to prep ahead of time.
Now, if you're a diehard Nomaste Hungry fan, you know my love of breakfast runs deep. I'm definitely more of an egg and bacon type of breakfast gal, but when my sweet-tooth takes over, there's nothing else quite like french toast to satisfy my sweet craving. Sure, pancakes and waffles have a place on the table too (peep my pumpkin pancake recipe or my waffle recipe), but french toast just hits different. Making this pear and brown sugar french toast casserole takes minutes to prep and is absolutely amazing the next day. You don't need extra syrup on top either, the caramelized brown sugar on top with the pears in the sautéed sauce leaves the french toast moist, tender, and oozing with flavor. YASSSSS.
I promise you when you make this pear and brown sugar french toast casserole for your family or bring it to a pot luck with friends for a Friendsgiving this year (YAY!), you'll be the Star Baker of the night, yes I am obsessed with GBBO don't judge me.
When I think of brunch, I think of stacks of french toast smothered in dripping maple syrup, topped with fruit. Feast your eyes (and belly) on this perfect pear and brown sugar french toast casserole. Easy to prep, easy to bake, and easy to devour. Nothing better than the taste of sautéed pears, warm brown sugar, and challah bread.
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