Pear Bread Pudding
My mom made me a recipe box when I moved out of her house and bought my own house at the age of 25. She filled this box full of recipes for all the things I loved from home and a few new ones she knew I would try. This recipe for Pear Bread Pudding has been in my recipe box for years. This house, a row home in downtown Lancaster, was close to F&M College and was a real fixer upper. It was a gut job from top to bottom and I spent the next 6 years doing just that. My parents helped me at first, as we tore out rugs, repainted virtually every square inch of the house and replaced a few appliances.
It was at this house that I took that recipe box and really developed my love of cooking. Little by little, with the help of that recipe box my mom made me full of recipes spanning appetizers, meat dishes, main courses, desserts and soups.
This recipe for Pear Bread Pudding has been a family favorite for years. It’s just as yummy and delicious as you would expect. I love recipes that are versatile and this Pear Bread Pudding doesn’t disappoint; it works as a breakfast or dessert. I also love recipes that use seasonal items which make Pear Bread Pudding the perfect treat for this time of year. The pears are heavenly at this time of year and the cinnamon and nutmeg not only take this dish over the edge, but are quintessential holiday flavors. So, grab the recipe below and wake up your family with this warm and cozy Pear Bread Pudding or serve it for an after dinner dessert.
- 1 8oz Softened Cream Cheese
- 2/3 Cup Sugar
- 1 Tsp Shredded Grated Lemon Peel
- 1 Tsp Vanilla
- 1/4 Tsp Nutmeg
- 1/4 Tsp Cinnamon
- 4 Eggs
- 1/2 Cup Milk
- 3 Cups Dried Bread Crumbs
- 4 Pears Cored and chopped (2 Cups)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Mix cream cheese, sugar, lemon, vanilla and spices in a medium bowl.
Add the eggs, milk, pears and bread.
Pour into an ungreased pan. Sprinkle cinnamon, sugar and nutmeg on top. Place pan in a large pan with water. Bake for 45 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
Serve warm or cool.