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

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2
Mix eggs, milk, sugar, vanilla and orange peel in large bowl.
3
Add bread cubes to milk mixture, coating evenly. Allow to soak for 10-15 minutes.
4
Fill well-oiled muffin tins with bread mixture. Bake for about 25 minutes or until tops spring back when touched.
5
While french toast cups are baking, prepare the orange sauce.
6
Melt butter in small sauce pan on medium heat. Add orange juice, sugar, orange peel and salt.
7
Cook 1-2 minutes until sugar is dissolved, then raise heat to create gentle boiling.
8
In 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.
9
Remove 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