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       Title: Pear Bread Pudding
  Categories: Heritage
    Servings:  6
     1/2 c  Raisins
     1/4 c  Rum or 1 tsp rum extract & w
            -Rum extract & 1 tsp water
       2 c  Pears; peeled, sliced, ripe
     1/2 c  Sugar
       4 c  Bread; white, coarsely torn
       3 c  Milk
       1 c  Cream; or evaporated milk
       3    Eggs
       1 ts 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
   1/4 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.
   Source: mom’s recipe, similar to a recipe her Aunt Truie served
   posted by Anne MacLellan