French Toast Casserole
Try this French Toast Casserole recipe, or contribute your own. "American" and "Bake" are two of the tags cooks chose for French Toast Casserole."I have made this the past 2 years for a retreat of college students. I make 8 loaves of french bread a few days ahead and of course have resized the recipe. It is always a big hit. I give out several copies of the recipe every year as a result. Just be sure to allow longer cooking time for large quantities of this. " - Mikedbman
Yield: 8 Ready in 45 minutes
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|1 loafFrench bread; sliced (approx. 20 slices)|
|2 cupsHalf-and-half cream|
|2 tablespoonGranulated sugar|
|1 teaspoonVanilla extract|
|1/2 poundButter; 2 sticks|
|1 cupBrown sugar|
|1 cupPecans; chopped|
|2 tablespoonLight corn syrup|
French Toast Casserole Preparation
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 9 by 13-inch flat baking dish in 2 rows, overlapping the slices. In a large bowl, combine the eggs, half-and-half, milk, sugar, vanilla, cinnamon (1/4 tsp), nutmeg (1/4 tsp) and salt and beat with a rotary beater or whisk until blended but not too bubbly. 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.
When ready to bake, preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Spread praline topping evenly over the bread and bake for 40 minutes, until puffed and lightly golden. Serve with maple syrup.
To make praline topping:
Combine butter, brown sugar, pecans, light corn syrup, cinnamon (1/2 tsp), and nutmet (1/2 tsp) in a medium bowl and blend well.
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