Orange French Toast with Pecan Sauce

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David Reeves

By
@Woodrow

If you are really in the mood to completely blow your diet (as I was last weekend), this is the way to do it! Bright, citrus flavors mixed with caramel and bourbon. This decadent breakfast is perfect for the holidays. Don't substitute another bread - it's worth it to use challah or brioche. The texture and taste will win you over.

Rating:
★★★★★ 3 votes
Comments:
Serves:
3 - 4
Prep:
25 Min
Cook:
15 Min
Method:
Stove Top

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Notes from the Test Kitchen:
Oh yum... It's hard to put into words how delectable this french toast is. Imagine biting into a fluffy, buttery, orange french toast dripping with vanilla bourbon pecan syrup. Rich, buttery, aromatic, and sweet, one bite you've entered breakfast heaven. Simply delicious!

Ingredients

FOR THE FRENCH TOAST

6 slice
1" thick - challah or brioche
3
eggs
1/2 c
sugar
1/2 c
whole milk
1/2 c
heavy cream
1/4 c
fresh squeezed orange juice
1 tsp
orange zest
1/2 tsp
Grand Marnier
1/2 tsp
cinnamon
1/4 tsp
nutmeg
3 Tbsp
butter

FOR THE PECAN SAUCE

1 1/2 c
sugar
1/3 c
water
1 c
heavy cream
3/4 c
pecans, toasted and chopped
2 Tbsp
butter
1 pinch
salt
2 tsp
vanilla
2 Tbsp
bourbon

How to Make Orange French Toast with Pecan Sauce

Step-by-Step

  • 1Add the sugar and water in a sauce pan over medium high heat.
  • 2Do not stir the sugar, but swirl occasionally until it turns amber in color - about 10 minutes.
  • 3Remove from the heat and carefully stir in the heavy cream.
  • 4Once incorporated, return to heat and stir in the pecans until smooth.
  • 5Whisk in remaining ingredients.
  • 6Remove from heat allowing it to cool.
  • 7Whisk the eggs and sugar together.
  • 8Add remaining ingredients except butter and whisk vigorously until well blended.
  • 9Heat a non-stick or cast iron skillet over medium heat. Dip bread slices two at a time into the egg mixture, allowing both sides to soak without becoming completely saturated. Using 1/2 tablespoon of butter for each slice, saute until browned well on both sides. Wipe out skillet and repeat with remainder of bread.
  • 10Place browned slices directly on the oven grate, preheated to 300 degrees F to finish cooking as you prep the pecan sauce.
  • 11Plate the french toast and spoon the pecan sauce (in place of syrup) over it.

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About Orange French Toast with Pecan Sauce

Main Ingredient: Bread
Regional Style: American