Creme Brulee French Toast

Creme Brulee French Toast

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Donna Wolfe


This recipe is adapted from one on the Epicurious website where it got the top rating of four forks from an astounding 564 cooks. 90% would make it again. This is the highest rating I have seen on the site. Plus you can make it ahead, whip it out in the a.m., and amaze weekend guests. It's truly a winner.


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20 Min
40 Min


  • 1 stick
  • 1 c
    brown sugar, packed
  • 2 Tbsp
    light corn syrup
  • 1
    challah loaf
  • 5 large
  • 12 oz
    half and half
  • 1 tsp
  • 1 tsp
    grand marnier
  • 1/4 tsp

How to Make Creme Brulee French Toast


  1. In a small heavy saucepan melt butter with brown sugar and corn syrup ver moderate heat, stirring, until smooth and pour into a 13- by 9- by 2-inch baking dish.
  2. Cut six 1-inch thick slices from center portion of
    bread, reserving ends for another use, and trim crusts. Arrange bread slices in one layer in baking dish, squeezing them slightly to fit.
  3. In a bowl whisk together eggs, half-and-half, vanilla, Grand Marnier, and salt until combined well and pour evenly over bread. Chill bread mixture, covered, at least 8 hours and up to 1 day.
  4. Preheat oven to 350° F. and bring bread to room temperature.
  5. Bake bread mixture, uncovered, in middle of oven until puffed and edges are pale golden, 35 to 40 minutes.

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About Creme Brulee French Toast

Course/Dish: Breakfast Casseroles
Main Ingredient: Eggs
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Hashtag: #make-ahead

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