French Toast with Warm Pears and Toasted Pecans
By The Gourmet Farm Girl
1 medium size loaf of Sourdough bread (sliced thick)
2 eggs beaten
4-5 tablespoons milk or cream
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1-2 Anjou Pears (ripe)
1/4 cup toasted pecans
Pure Mable Syrup to taste
Powdered Sugar (optional)
Toast pecans in oven on a small baking stone or pan for 2-3 minutes at 300 degrees or until just slightly toasted.
Mix the eggs with the milk or cream and cinnamon; whisk until the yolk is thoroughly mixed.
Preheat a griddle or non-stick skillet over medium heat. Place a tablespoon of butter onto the griddle or skillet. Reduce heat to medium-low; dip the bread into the milk-egg mixture, coating both sides, then place on griddle.
Slice pears and just before flipping toast; place slices of pear on griddle to warm. Cook each side of toast until golden brown. Layer the slices of toast on serving plate and top with pears and pecans. Drizzle with warm maple syrup and dust with powdered sugar; serve immediately