French Toast Cups with Orange Sauce

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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!

Rating:

★★★★★ 3 votes

Comments:
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

How to Make French Toast Cups with Orange Sauce

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.

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About French Toast Cups with Orange Sauce

Course/Dish: Other Breakfast
Other Tag: Quick & Easy




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