candied ginger, finely chopped
Preheat oven to 400-degrees. Coat an 8-inch square baking dish with nonfat cooking spray.
Peel, core and chop pears.
In a large bowl, stir together sugar and cornstarch.
Add pears, cranberries and ginger; stir until well combined. Spoon into prepared baking dish.
Place in oven to bake 20 minutes, stirring midway, or until fruit is tender and the juices have started to thicken. Remove from oven.
In a large shallow dish, stir together milk, eggs, and vanilla.
Cut each bread slice in half diagonally, and soak bread in egg mixture, carefully turning slices for even soaking.
Arrange bread slices in rows on top of the fruit.
Combine nutmeg and 3 tbls. sugar; sprinkle evenly over bread.
Bake for 20 minutes more, or until the bread is golden and fruit is bubbling. Serve warm.
Last Updated: Fri, May 27, 2016