Pear Bread Pudding

Pear Bread Pudding

Pear Bread Pudding
Makes 6 to 8 servings
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Ingredients
  1. 1 (21-ounce) box cinnamon swirl crumb cake and muffin mix*
  2. 2 cups half-and-half
  3. 3 large eggs
  4. ¾ cup plus 2 tablespoons granulated sugar, divided
  5. 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  6. 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  7. ¼ cup butter
  8. 6 baby pears, peeled, halved, and cored
Instructions
  1. Bake crumb cake recipe according to package directions for cake. Let cool for 30 minutes, and cut into 1-inch pieces.
  2. Preheat oven to 375°. In a large bowl, whisk together half-and-half, eggs, ¾ cup sugar, ground ginger, and vanilla extract until smooth.
  3. Spray a 13x9-inch dish with cooking spray. Add cake pieces. Pour egg mixture over, and let stand for 10 minutes.
  4. In a large skillet, melt butter over medium heat. Add pears cut sides down, and cook until they begin to brown, 2 minutes. Place pears, cut sides up, on top of cake mixture, pressing pears into cake to adhere. Drizzle with remaining butter from skillet. Sprinkle with
  5. 2 tablespoons sugar.
  6. Bake until golden brown and center is set, 40 to 45 minutes. Serve warm.
Notes
  1. *We used Krusteaz Cinnamon Swirl Crumb Cake and Muffin Mix.
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