I first received this recipe about 30 years ago. I wish I could give credit to the person who created it or the person who first shared it with me, but that is simply impossible at this point.

I have served it many times over the years and it is always a big hit with family and friends.

My Mom is attending a brunch later this week and asked me what she could take that would be Gluten Free. It was easy to make a few simple substitutions to make this family favorite Gluten Free. It can be made for one person, two, or many. Enjoy!

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.


1 Pear per person (can substitute canned pears or use apples instead)
1 Egg per person
1/2 Cup Milk per person
1 slice Gluten Free bread per person, crumbled
1/2  -  1 Tsp Gluten Free Vanilla Extract

The size of your pan will depend on how many people you are planning to serve. First buttering the dish will help prevent sticking.
Place the peeled, cored, sliced fruit on the bottom of the pan.
In a bowl, beat the eggs and add the milk and vanilla (remember – use Gluten Free) and pour this mixture over the fruit.
Then top with the crumbled, Gluten Free bread.
Lastly, generously sprinkle a mixture of sugar and cinnamon on top.

Bake until the center is firm like custard. (About 40 minutes) Serve immediately, while still warm.

“Variety is the spice of life,” may either be an American Proverb or paraphrase the English poet, William Cowper. Either way, going Gluten Free does not mean we have to give it up. There are many Gluten Free options for Breakfast and Brunch. I hope you might enjoy this one.