Praline French Toast Bake
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Praline French Toast Bake

This French toast will bring rave reviews at your next brunch.

10
servings
35 min
PREP TIME
10 hrs 15 min
TOTAL TIME

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

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Heat oven to 325°F.

  2. STEP 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. STEP 3

    Spray 13x9-inch glass baking pan or casserole dish with no-stick cooking spray. Place dried bread into dish.

  4. STEP 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. STEP 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. STEP 6

    Heat oven to 350°F.

  7. STEP 7

    Sprinkle top of bread mixture evenly with topping. Bake 40-50 minutes or until puffed and golden. (Do not over bake.) Serve immediately.

Tip #1

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

Nutrition

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

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  November 14, 2014

Delicious Christmas morning fare!

— says Denise B.
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  October 19, 2013

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

— says Denise B.
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