Praline French Toast Bake

Praline French Toast Bake
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1 Review
This French toast will bring rave reviews at your next brunch.
35 min
Prep Time
10:15
Total Time
10 servings

Ingredients

Bread Mixture

12 cups
cubed (from 16-ounce loaf) French or Italian bread
2 1/4 cups
Land O Lakes® Half & Half
1 1/4 cups
Land O Lakes® Heavy Whipping Cream
7
large Land O Lakes® Eggs, well beaten
1 tablespoon
sugar
1 tablespoon
vanilla
1/2 teaspoon
ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon
ground nutmeg

Topping

1/3 cup
Land O Lakes® Butter, softened
1 cup
firmly packed brown sugar
2 tablespoons
light corn syrup
2 cups
coarsely chopped pecans

Directions

  1. Heat oven to 325°F.
  2. Spread bread cubes onto two ungreased baking sheets. Place onto separate oven racks. Bake 25-33 minutes or until dry and just beginning to turn light golden brown, rotating baking sheets halfway through baking time. Cool completely.
  3. Spray 13x9-inch glass baking pan or casserole dish with no-stick cooking spray. Place dried bread into dish.
  4. Combine all remaining bread mixture ingredients in bowl; beat with whisk until well mixed. Pour egg mixture evenly over bread, pressing bread down until moistened. Cover securely with plastic food wrap. Refrigerate at least 8 hours or up to 24 hours.
  5. Combine butter, brown sugar and corn syrup in bowl until smooth; stir in pecans. Place into resealable food container; refrigerate up to 24 hours.
  6. Heat oven to 350°F.
  7. Sprinkle top of bread mixture evenly with topping. Bake 40-50 minutes or until puffed and golden. (Do not over bake.) Serve immediately.

Recipe Tips

Use a light, airy French or Italian bread. A rustic version will result in a heavy, dry French toast.

Nutrition Facts (1 serving)

Calories
650
Cholesterol
210mg
Carbohydrates
54g
Protein
13g
Fat
44g
Sodium
350mg
Dietary Fiber
3g

Recipe Comments and Reviews

Rating

Delicious Christmas morning fare!

Rating

Made this for Christmas morning brunch. Excellent! This will become a Christmas morning tradition in our family!

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