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baked french toast casserole

a recipe by
Sarah Scheffer
Lynden, WA

My husband saw this posted on Facebook (even though it came from the Food Network) and wanted to try it. Too good not to share.

serves 6 to 8
prep time 20 Min
cook time 40 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For baked french toast casserole

  • 1
    french bread loaf, 13-16 ounces
  • 8 lg
  • 2 c
    half and half
  • 1 c
  • 2 Tbsp
    granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp
    ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp
    ground nutmeg
  • 1 dash
  • praline topping, recipe follows
  • maple syrup
  • 1/2 lb
    butter (2 sticks)
  • 1 c
    packed light brown sugar
  • 1 c
    pecans, chopped
  • 2 Tbsp
    light corn syrup
  • 1/2 tsp
    ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp
    ground nutmeg

How To Make baked french toast casserole

  • 1
    Slice french bread into 20 slices, 1-inch each. (Use any extra bread for garlic toast or bread crumbs). Arrange slices in a generously buttered 9x13-inch flat baking dish in 2 rows, overlapping the slices.
  • 2
    In a large bowl, combine the eggs, half and half, milk, sugar, vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt; beat with a rotary beater or a whisk until blended but not bubbly.
  • 3
    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. Cover with foil and refrigerate overnight.
  • 4
    The next day, preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Prepare Praline Topping; combine all ingredients for topping in a medium bowl and blend well. (Makes enough for Baked French Toast).
  • 5
    Spread Praline topping evenly over the bread and bake for 40 minutes, until puffed and lightly golden. Serve with maple syrup.