Pear bread pudding

Yield: 6 servings

Measure Ingredient
½ cup Raisins
¼ cup Rum or 1 tsp rum extract & w
2 cups Pears; peeled, sliced, ripe
½ cup Sugar
4 cups Bread; white, coarsely torn
3 cups Milk
3 \N Eggs
1 teaspoon Vanilla

Preheat oven to 350F. Heat rum mixture and pour over raisins; set aside. Melt 1 tbsp of butter in frypan, add pears and cook 5 minutes.

Add ¼ cup sugar, stir and cook 2 more minutes and then put aside.

Place bread in bowl. Scald milk and pour over bread. Let soak 5 minutes. Add raisin mixture and pears with syrup. Beat together eggs, rest of sugar, vanilla and stir in bread mixture. Pour in buttered baking dish, bake at 350F for 50 minutes.

mom's recipe, similar to a recipe her Aunt Truie served

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