French Toast Cups with Orange Sauce

Jenn Visser

By
@jennvisser

My husband and I went to a bed and breakfast in Asheville, NC for our anniversary a couple of years ago. The owners served fantastic breakfasts, and I especially loved a french toast casserole they served. But as with most of those recipes, you have to prepare them a day ahead. So I came up with this quick way to enjoy this treat--I personally think the secret's in the sauce!


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Serves:
10-12
Prep:
30 Min
Cook:
25 Min

Ingredients

5 c
french bread cubes
1 1/2 c
milk
4
eggs
3 Tbsp
sugar
1 tsp
vanilla extract
1 tsp
grated orange peel

ORANGE SAUCE

1 Tbsp
butter
1/2 c
orange juice, fresh
1/2 c
half and half
2 Tbsp
sugar
2 tsp
grated orange peel
1 Tbsp
cornstarch
pinch
salt

Step-By-Step

1Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

2Mix eggs, milk, sugar, vanilla and orange peel in large bowl.

3Add bread cubes to milk mixture, coating evenly. Allow to soak for 10-15 minutes.

4Fill well-oiled muffin tins with bread mixture. Bake for about 25 minutes or until tops spring back when touched.

5While french toast cups are baking, prepare the orange sauce.

6Melt butter in small sauce pan on medium heat. Add orange juice, sugar, orange peel and salt.

7Cook 1-2 minutes until sugar is dissolved, then raise heat to create gentle boiling.

8In small bowl, combine half and half with cornstarch and slowly add to saucepan, stirring constantly. You might need to use a whisk if there are any lumps.

9Remove sauce from heat and cool slightly before serving with french toast cups. Garnish with toasted pecans if desired.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Other Breakfast
Other Tag: Quick & Easy