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peach and pecan french toast

Recipe by
Linda James
Mt. Vernon, OH

This is a really delicious breakfast recipe. All you have to do in the morning is pop it into the oven. You can vary it to your taste. Instead of peaches, it could be made with canned pears or apricots. The pecans could be eliminated for those who are allergic, or other nuts could be substituted. Raisins or dried cranberries would be a great addition too. Cooked, chopped bacon could be added as well. Have fun with this recipe!

yield serving(s)
prep time 20 Min
cook time 40 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For peach and pecan french toast

  • 4
  • 2 c
  • 2 tsp
  • 1 tsp
    pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 c
    brown sugar
  • 1 sm
    loaf of bread, cubed (any kind of bread is okay. i used italian.)
  • 4 oz
    cream cheese, cubed
  • 2 can
    peaches, 29 ounce, drained
  • 1 1/2 c
    ricotta cheese
  • 1 c
    chopped pecans

How To Make peach and pecan french toast

  • 1
    Tear the bread into cubes. Lay it out on the counter on paper towels to dry out some. Stale bread works okay too.
  • 2
    Spray 9 X 13 pan with Pam or other nonstick spray. Then put half of the bread cubes in it. Spread them so that the bottom of the pan is covered evenly.
  • 3
    Over the bread cubes, lay out the cream cheese cubes, spaced evenly. There won't be huge covering, but you will be adding the ricotta so don't worry. There will be plenty of cheese.
  • 4
    Drain one can of peaches and space them evenly over the bread and cream cheese. Be sure to put some near the edges and in the corners so that they are flavorful too.
  • 5
    Sprinkle one half of the pecans over and around the peaches.
  • 6
    Layer the remaining bread over the peaches and everything.
  • 7
    Put the ricotta on top of the bread with a teaspoon and spread it like you were icing a cake. Be sure to get it in the corners and along the edges.
  • 8
    Top with the other drained can of peaches, and sprinkle with remaining pecans. If desired, sprinkle on a little more cinnamon.
  • 9
    In a mixing bowl, whisk together the following ingredients: 4 eggs, 2 cups of milk, cinnamon, brown sugar, and vanilla. Whisk it about 2 minutes, until the eggs are foamy and the brown sugar is dissolved.
  • This is the Peach and Pecan French toast, right before it is covered with foil and put in the refrigerator overnight.
    Pour the egg mixture over the entire pan. Be sure all the bread is covered with egg mixture or cheese or something. You don't want any dried out pieces of bread along the corners or edges.
  • 11
    Cover the pan with aluminum foil. Use non-stick foil if you have it. Crimp it tightly around the edges and put in refrigerator 8 hours or overnight.
  • 12
    Preheat the oven to 325 degrees. Bake the French toast for 20 minutes at 325 while covered.
  • 13
    Then remove the foil, and return it to the oven for 20 more minutes. Serve warm and enjoy.

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