Night Before Praline French Toast
Serves 6
Delicious praline topped french toast prepared the night before, perfect for holidays!
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Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
45 min
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
45 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 loaf French of Sour Dough bread
  2. 6-8 large eggs
  3. 1 1/2 cups half-and-half
  4. 1/2 cup sweetened condensed milk
  5. 1 cup milk
  6. 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  7. 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  8. 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  9. 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  10. Dash salt
  11. Praline Topping, recipe in notes
  12. Maple syrup
Instructions
  1. Slice bread loaf into 1 1/2" slices.
  2. Arrange slices in a generously buttered 9 by 13-inch flat baking dish, overlapping the slices.
  3. In a large bowl, combine the eggs, half-and-half, sweetened condensed milk, milk, sugar, vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt and beat with a rotary beater or whisk until blended but not too bubbly.
  4. Pour mixture over the bread slices, making sure all are covered evenly with the milk-egg mixture.
  5. Spoon some of the mixture in between the slices.
  6. Cover with foil and refrigerate overnight.
  7. The next day, preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  8. Spread Praline Topping evenly over the bread and bake for 40 minutes, until puffed and lightly golden.
  9. Serve with maple syrup.
Praline Topping
  1. 1/2 pound (2 sticks) butter, melted
  2. 1 cup packed light brown sugar
  3. 1 cup chopped pecans
  4. 2 tablespoons light corn syrup
  5. 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  6. 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  7. Combine all ingredients in a medium bowl and blend well. Makes enough for Baked French Toast Casserole.
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