Raisin Bread French Toast With Sauteed Pears

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  1. Melt 1 tablespoon butter in a large frying pan over med-high heat.
  2. Add the pears and cook, stirring, until just softened, about 3 minutes.
  3. Pour in the orange juice, increase heat to high, and cook, stirring, until the liquid reduces to a glaze and the pears are soft, about 4 minutes.
  4. Remove the pears and their sauce from the pan and keep warm while you make the french toast.
  5. Wipe the pan clean and set aside.
  6. In a large shallow bowl, beat together the eggs, milk, cinnamon sugar, and nutmeg.
  7. Place 4 slices of the bread in the egg mixture and let soak for about 2 minutes, turning once.
  8. In the same frying pan over med-high heat, melt 1 tablespoon of the butter.
  9. Working with 4 slices at a time, transfer the soaked bread to the pan and cook, turning once, until golden brown, about 4 minutes total.
  10. Transfer to a plate and keep warm.
  11. Then soak and cook the remaining 4 bread slices, using the remaining 1 tablespoon butter.
  12. Divide the french toast among warmed plates and top evenly with the pear and their sauce.
  13. Pass the maple syrup at the table.

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