Baked French Toast Casserole

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Baked French Toast Casserole

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From Paula Deen

  • Prep Time

    minutes

  • Total Time

    minutes

  • Servings

    servings


Ingredients

  • For Casserole:

  • 1

    loaf French bread (13 to 16 ounces)

  • Butter, for pan

  • 8

    large eggs

  • 2

    cups half-and-half

  • 1

    cup milk

  • 2

    tablespoons sugar

  • 1

    tablespoon vanilla extract

  • ½

    teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • ½

    teaspoon ground nutmeg

  • Dash salt

  • For Topping

  • ½

    pound (2 sticks) butter

  • 1

    cup packed light brown sugar

  • 1

    cup chopped pecans

  • 2

    tablespoons light corn syrup

  • ½

    teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • ½

    teaspoon ground nutmeg

  • For Syrup:

  • 1

    cup raspberry preserves

  • 3

    tablespoons water

  • 2

    tablespoons raspberry liqueur (recommended: Framboise)or extra water

Directions

For Casserole: Slice French bread into 20 slices, 1-inch thick 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, nutmeg 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. The next day, preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spread Praline Topping evenly over the bread and bake for 45 minutes, until puffed and lightly golden. Serve with Raspberry Syrup. For topping: Combine all ingredients in a medium bowl and blend well. Spread over bread as directed above For syrup: Combine ingredients in a small saucepan and place over medium heat. Stir until warm and thinned out like syrup.


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