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Bread Pudding Pear Pie

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. Bake: 30 min.

Makes

8 servings

I've been serving this simple but elegant dessert for many years, after a friend shared the recipe, I especially enjoy baking yummy desserts. I guess it's in the genes--my grandfather came over from Norway and started a bakery in a small Minnesota town. -Kris Bailey Villand, Minnesota

Ingredients

  • 1 can (29 ounces) pear halves, drained
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1-1/2 cups whole milk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon zest
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 English muffins, crumbled
  • BUTTERSCOTCH SAUCE:
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, cubed
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream, divided
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons confectioners' sugar
  • Fresh pear slices, optional

Directions

  1. Coarsely chop pears; place in a greased 9-in. deep-dish pie plate. In a large bowl, beat eggs and sugar. Add the milk, vanilla, lemon zest and salt; mix well. Stir in crumbled English muffins; pour over pears. bake, uncovered, at 350° for 30-40 minutes or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool slightly on a wire rack.
  2. For butterscotch sauce, combine brown sugar and butter in a saucepan. Cook over medium heat until butter is melted. gradually add 1/2 cup cream. Bring to a slow boil over medium heat, stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Stir in vanilla; set aside.
  3. In a small bowl, beat the remaining cream until it begins to thicken. Add confectioners' sugar; beat until stiff peaks form. Cut into wedges. Garnish with whipped cream and pear slices if desired. serve with butterscotch sauce.

Nutrition Facts

1 slice: 541 calories, 27g fat (16g saturated fat), 184mg cholesterol, 370mg sodium, 70g carbohydrate (56g sugars, 2g fiber), 7g protein.

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