French Toast Casserole

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"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. "

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Top-ranked recipe named "French Toast Casserole"

4.4 avg, 37 review(s) 94% would make again

Ingredients

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1 loaf French bread; sliced (approx. 20 slices)
8 large Eggs
2 cups Half-and-half cream
1 cup milk
2 tablespoon Granulated sugar
1 teaspoon Vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon Cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon Nutmeg
1 dash Salt
1/2 pound Butter; 2 sticks
1 cup Brown sugar
1 cup Pecans; chopped
2 tablespoon Light corn syrup
1/2 teaspoon Cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon Nutmeg

Original recipe makes 8

Servings  

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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Very average. French Toast on the griddle is still preferred by all.
golfincanada 1 month ago
I wish I would have read some of the comments about not overlapping before I tried this. I will definitely try again though...the tops were tasty. This is a keeper, but certainly a once a blue moon treat!
cora81 1 month ago
1st time I made this, I overlapped the bread & those areas were raw when baking time was up. Had to split into 2 pans & continue baking. The 2nd time I laid slices flat & turned out well.
FallulahLola 3 months ago
Yummy!! Made it for Christmas morning:) I did not overlap the bread and it came out great!
Sara127 3 months ago
chiefdale 4 months ago
Family loved it! Definitely will be making again!
TNTMOM 8 months ago
jessi4395 11 month ago
amandalawson23 1 year ago
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 1 year ago
Super easy to make and kids loved it! Great breakfast recipe for a lot of holiday guest.
drouchea 1 year ago
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