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Grand Marnier French Toast


I love to use this recipe for the holidays or weekend brunch! Grand Marnier and orange peel in the egg mixture gives this French toast a fresh and citrusy flavor. If you are up to it, you can serve with some extra Grand Marnier to use instead of syrup.

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  • 6 large eggs
  • 3/4 cup half-and-half
  • 1/4 cup Grand Marnier (or other orange-flavored liqueur) or 1/4 cup frozen orange juice concentrate, thawed
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon orange peel, grated
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 8 French bread, sliced 3/4 inch thick
  • 4 tablespoons butter, divided
  • Powdered sugar
  • Warm maple syrup


Servings 4
Preparation time 25mins
Cooking time 45mins
Adapted from


Step 1

Whisk eggs, half-and-half, Grand Marnier, sugar, orange peel and vanilla extract to blend in medium bowl.

Dip each bread slice into egg mixture and arrange in 13x9x2-inch glass baking dish.

Pour remaining egg mixture evenly over bread.

Let stand until egg mixture is absorbed, at least 20 minutes. Can be prepared 1 day ahead. Cover and refrigerate.

Place baking sheet in oven and preheat to 350°F.

Melt 2 tablespoons butter in heavy large skillet over medium heat.

Add 4 bread slices to skillet and sauté until cooked through and brown, about 3 minutes per side.

Place on baking sheet in oven to keep warm. Repeat cooking with remaining 2 tablespoons butter and 4 bread slices.

Transfer French toast to 4 plates. Sift powdered sugar over. Serve with maple syrup.

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