Pear Hawaiian French Toast


3 tablespoons butter or margarine 
2 tablespoons packed brown sugar 
1/2 cup pineapple juice 
1/8 teaspoon ground ginger 
2 Anjou pears, cored and thinly sliced 
French Toast (see below) 
Chopped macadamia nuts (optional)


Melt butter in skillet; add sugar and stir until melted. Stir in pineapple juice and ginger; boil until slightly syrupy. Add pears; turn to coat; boil until slightly syrupy. Cook on low heat for 5 to 10 minutes or just until pears are tender. Serve over prepared French Toast, garinsh with macadamia nuts. 

French Toast: Combine 1/2 cup milk, 2 eggs and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla, beat well. Dip 6 thick slices of egg bread or French bread into egg mixture, cook in buttered skillet or griddle until golden brown on both sides.