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Me & My Recipe | Baked French Toast

Baked French Toast Casserole

Baked-French-Toast1 loaf French bread (13 to 16 ounces)

8 large eggs

2 cups half and half

1 cup milk

2 Tablespoons granulated sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg

Dash salt

Praline topping, recipe follows

Slice French bread into 20 slices, 1 inch each. Arrange slices in a generously buttered 9 X 13-inch flat baking dish in 2 rows, overlapping the slices.

  1. In a large bowl, combine the eggs, half-and-half, milk, sugar, vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt and beat with a rotary beater or whisk until blended but not too bubbly.
  2. Pour mixture over the bread slices, making sure all are covered evenly with the milk-egg mixture. Spoon some of the mixture in between the slices.
  3. Cover with foil and refrigerate overnight.
  4. The next day, preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  5. Spread Praline Topping evenly over the bread and bake for 40 minutes, until puffed and lightly golden.

Praline Topping

1/2 pound (2 sticks) butter, melted

1 cup packed light brown sugar

1 cup chopped pecans

2 Tablespoons light corn syrup

1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg

Combine all ingredients in a medium bowl and blend well. Makes enough for Baked French Toast Casserole.

I generally put the Praline Topping on the Baked French Toast Casserole the night before and cover and refrigerate the entire dish. I have had no problems with this method.


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