Tuesday, December 27, 2011

French Toast Casserole with Praline Topping {Sweet Treat Tuesday}

I hope you all had a merry Christmas! My family had a wonderful holiday! I tried out a new recipe for Christmas morning, French Toast Casserole with Praline Topping, and it was a hit! I love overnight casseroles, makes breakfast the next morning so much easier!! Definitely give this a try, it was sooo good! I served it with pigs in a blanket, sausage balls, and fruit. You can drizzle maple syrup on top when serving this, but we didn't and we quite happy with the taste and flavor.

French Toast Casserole with Praline Topping
adapted from Six Sisters' Stuff

1 loaf French bread
6-8 large eggs
2 cups heavy cream (half-and-half will work too)
1 cup milk
2 tablespoons granulated sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
Dash salt
Maple syrup, optional

Praline Topping1/2 pound (2 sticks) butter, melted
1 cup packed light brown sugar
1 cup chopped pecans
2 tablespoons light corn syrup
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg

Slice French bread into about 20 slices, 1-inch each. Butter a 9 by 13-inch flat baking dish generously. In a large bowl, combine the eggs, cream, milk, sugar, vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt and beat with a whisk until blended but not too frothy. Layer the bread slices in baking dish in a single layer and pour half of the mixture over the bread slices, making sure all are covered evenly. Use the remaining slices of bread to make a second layer and cover with the remaining milk/egg mixture. Cover and refrigerate overnight.

The next day, preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

To prepare praline topping, combine all ingredients in a medium bowl and mix well. Spread praline topping evenly over the bread and bake for 40 minutes, until puffed and lightly golden. Serve with maple syrup if desired, we didn't and it was still delicious!

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cocoa and coconut said...

A sweet casserole? Sounds incredible! I love your picture.

So glad you had a wonderful Christmas. I bet it was filled with delicious food.

Lynn - A Foodie and Her Family said...

I made the same one from Paula Deen and none of us enjoyed it. Hoping to find another "sweet" casserole for New Years Day breakfast.

amber@This Mommy Cooks said...

Lynn-You made this same one? We all really enjoyed it. I have a couple of others that I posted last week in a post about things to make the night before. The french toast one with strawberries is really good too.

carolinaheartstrings said...

That looks very yummy! Come visit us. We have some terrific recipes to share!


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