Cranberry Pear French Toast with Vanilla Cream Sauce

Do you have a special dish you make on Christmas morning? My husband always makes cinnamon buns but this year we’ll be adding a few new recipes to the menu!

When Jo-Anna from A Pretty Life organized this Christmas Morning Breakfast Ideas I knew I had to share one of our favorites. French Toast is hands down my favorite breakfast food ever. And eggs. And cereal. And my baked oatmeal.

Okay, I admit, I love any and all breakfast foods. And after discovering this Caramel French Toast that literally takes 10 minutes to make the night before, I’ve been drawn to all French Toast recipes.

So when I saw this Cranberry Pear French Toast I knew I had to try it. My husband and daughter eat a huge bag of pears a week so I knew this would be a big hit. The sweet flavors of pear and the tart bursts of cranberries are the perfect combination with bread that’s perfectly seasoned with spices. Add a vanilla sauce and perfection!

Cranberry Pear French Toast with Vanilla Cream Sauce
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  1. 1 loaf bread, cut into cubes
  2. 1 cup fresh cranberries (fresh or frozen)
  3. 1 cup diced pears
  4. 2 cups milk
  5. 4 large eggs
  6. ¼ cup honey
  7. 2 tsp vanilla extract
  8. ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  9. ¼ tsp ground nutmeg
Vanilla Sauce
  1. 1/2 cup sugar
  2. 3 tbsp. brown sugar
  3. 1 tbsp. flour
  4. 1 large egg
  5. 2 tbsp. butter, melted
  6. 1 cup whipping cream
  7. 1 tbsp. vanilla
  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. Place the bread cubes in a 9X13" baking dish.
  3. Toss in the cranberries and diced pears.
  4. Whisk the milk, eggs, honey, vanilla, cinnamon and nutmeg together in a mixing bowl.
  5. Pour the mixture into the baking dish covering the fruit and bread.
  6. Bake for 30 minutes.
  7. Cover with foil and bake for an additional 30 minutes.
Vanilla Sauce
  1. Whisk sauce ingredients in a saucepan over medium heat, until mixture is smooth.
  2. Continue to stir until sauce thickens, about 8 minutes.
  3. Serve warm with French toast.
Joy in Our Home
This French toast is so easy to make and pop in the oven!


Before you go, make sure you check out all the other delicious recipes from my fellow Canadian blogging friends! I’m sure there’s one (or more!) to try on Christmas morning!  

Christmas Morning Smoothie by Alex of Northstory

Cinnamon Christmas Breakfast Wreath by Christina of The DIY Mommy

Overnight Sausage and Egg Breakfast Casserole by Jo-Anna of A Pretty Life

Eggnog Brioche French Toast Bake Recipe by Janella of Ma Belle Vie

Breakfast Toast Bar by Brittany of My Daily Randomness

Pomegranate Cranberry Mimosas by Krista of Happy Housie

Christmas Morning Cinnamon Buns by Ashlea of This Mamas Dance

Christmas Apple Cranberry Cobbler by Robin of Frugal Family Times

Candy Cane French Toast Kabobs by Jenn of Clean & Scentsible

Swedish Tea Ring by Rita of Harbour Breeze Home

Cranberry Banana Muffins by Shannon of AKA Design

Breakfast Enchiladas by Tara of Suburble

Cranberry Pear French Toast with Vanilla Cream Sauce by Kendra of Joy In Our Home

Christmas Morning Breakfast Quiche by Sara of The Project Pile

Thanks so much for stopping by today!


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