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Stuffed french toast with sauteed pear topping

9
9
9
SmartPoints® value per serving
Total Time
31 min
Prep
15 min
Cook
16 min
Serves
4
Difficulty
Moderate
This recipe gives new meaning to French Toast with creamy cinnamon-ricotta filling and sautéed pear topping. Ready in just 30 minutes, you will wake up early for these flavors. The rich cheese filling feels like an indulgence, yet the warm pears cut the richness perfectly to create a wonderfully balanced dish. With its beautiful presentation and quick preparation time, this dish is easy enough for a weekday but special enough for a weekend brunch, even a holiday meal. Switch out the fruit when seasons change for an evergreen dish that your family will ask for over and over.

Ingredients

butter flavour cooking spray

2 spray(s)

pear(s)

4 small, ripe, unpeeled, cored, seeded and diced

unpacked brown sugar

1 Tbsp

part-skim ricotta cheese

1 cup(s)

ground cinnamon

½ tsp

sugar

2 tsp

whole wheat bread

8 slice(s)

regular liquid egg substitute

cup(s)

fat free creamer

cup(s), such as fat-free 1/2 and 1/2

Instructions

  1. Coat a nonstick skillet with cooking spray. Add pears and brown sugar; sauté over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, until pears are tender and juicy (about 5 minutes). Remove from skillet and set aside. Wipe skillet clean.
  2. Combine ricotta cheese, cinnamon and sugar in a small bowl and stir well. Spread 1/4 cup of cheese mixture over each of 4 bread slices. Top with remaining 4 bread slices to form sandwiches.
  3. Stir egg substitute and half-and-half together in a shallow bowl.
  4. Recoat skillet with cooking spray and heat over medium-high heat.
  5. Dip each sandwich into egg mixture and turn to coat. Place 2 sandwiches at a time in skillet and cook for 4 minutes per side, or until browned. Repeat with remaining ingredients.
  6. To serve, cut each sandwich in half and spoon pears on top. Yields 1 sandwich and about 1/2 cup of pears per serving.

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