French Toast Casserole

This easy french toast casserole is a rich and decadent addition to any breakfast or brunch table.

French Toast Casserole

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  • If you don't want to use the orange liqueur, you can substitute 1 to 2 teaspoons of orange juice.

  • cup packed dark brown sugar

  • 2

    tablespoons butter

  • 2

    tablespoons dark corn syrup

  • Cooking spray

  • cups 1% low-fat milk

  • ½

    cup egg substitute

  • 1

    teaspoon vanilla extract

  • ¼

    teaspoon salt

  • teaspoon grated orange rind

  • 2

    large eggs

  • 6

    (1½-inch-thick) slices French bread

  • 6

    tablespoons frozen fat-free whipped topping, thawed

  • 1 to 2

    teaspoons Grand Marnier (orange-flavored liqueur)

  • 2

    tablespoons finely chopped pecans, toasted


Combine first 3 ingredients in a small, heavy saucepan over medium heat. Cook 5 minutes or until bubbly and sugar dissolves, stirring constantly. Pour sugar mixture into bottom of a 13 x 9-inch baking dish coated with cooking spray. Spread mixture evenly over bottom of pan. Set aside; cool completely. Combine milk and next 5 ingredients (through eggs) in a large shallow bowl; stir with a whisk. Dip 1 bread slice in milk mixture; arrange bread slice over sugar mixture in dish. Repeat procedure with remaining 5 bread slices. any remaining egg mixture over bread slices. Cover and refrigerate overnight. Preheat oven to 350°. Bake at 350° for 30 minutes or until lightly browned. While casserole bakes, combine whipped topping and Grand Marnier. Place 1 bread slice, caramel side up, on each of 6 plates; top each serving with 1 tablespoon topping and 1 teaspoon pecans.


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