Fruity French Toast Casserole

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes


Casserole Ingredients

  • 8 cups bread cubes try whole-wheat bread
  • 2 cups canned pears drained and sliced
  • 4 eggs slightly beaten
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup sugar

Topping Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup margarine or butter softened
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup flour all-purpose or whole-wheat


  • Lightly oil an 8x8-inch baking dish or 2-quart casserole. Add bread cubes and fruit.
  • In a medium bowl, blend eggs, milk, vanilla, and sugar. Pour over bread and fruit. Stir gently to wet all bread with egg mixture. Wash hands after handling raw eggs.
  • Cover and refrigerate until all liquid is absorbed, about 30 minutes.
  • Just before baking, remove casserole from refrigerator.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Make the topping: In a small bowl, combine the softened butter, sugar, and flour with a fork until crumbly.
  • Uncover the casserole and sprinkle topping over fruit. Bake until completely set and starting to brown, about 40 to 45 minutes or until the internal temperature reaches 160 degrees F on a food thermometer.