Great for Christmas morning!

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
30 mins
additional:
8 hrs
total:
8 hrs 45 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Mix half-and-half, eggs, vanilla, and 1 tablespoon dark brown sugar together in a large shallow bowl; add French bread. Cover bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate 8 hours to overnight.

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  • Place butter in a 9x13-inch casserole dish. Place casserole dish in the preheating oven to melt butter, about 5 minutes. Swirl butter over bottom of the dish.

  • Spread brown sugar, maple syrup, and pecans over the melted butter. Arrange soaked bread atop pecan mixture.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until French toast is cooked through, 30 to 35 minutes. Sprinkle with confectioners' sugar.

Nutrition Facts

460 calories; protein 12g; carbohydrates 50.2g; fat 23.9g; cholesterol 218mg; sodium 320.1mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (31)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
06/06/2017
I recently made this for a family gathering for breakfast. I've made this twice; here are my recommendations: definitely soak the french bread slices individually in the egg mixture (someone else commented on this) to ensure no dry pieces or overly soggy pieces. 2) depending on the french bread you buy you may need an additional pan (double the recipe) 3) used aluminum foil for the first 30 minutes and then cooked for an additional ten minutes (watch oven) to brown up the toast. You may want to add a dash of cinnamon to it as well. Read More
(13)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
11/18/2017
Tasty but WAY too much sugar!!! Read More
36 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 30
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
06/05/2017
I recently made this for a family gathering for breakfast. I've made this twice; here are my recommendations: definitely soak the french bread slices individually in the egg mixture (someone else commented on this) to ensure no dry pieces or overly soggy pieces. 2) depending on the french bread you buy you may need an additional pan (double the recipe) 3) used aluminum foil for the first 30 minutes and then cooked for an additional ten minutes (watch oven) to brown up the toast. You may want to add a dash of cinnamon to it as well. Read More
(13)
Rating: 5 stars
07/06/2015
People went WILD for this recipe! I used an entire loaf of Pepperidge Farm Cinnamon Swirl bread (no raisins) and substituted buttermilk for the cream. I put it all in a Bundt pan for a pretty presentation. I wasn't at the meal where it was served so when I asked how it turned out the response was "even a skinny person went for seconds!" Read More
(11)
Rating: 5 stars
02/25/2013
I used sugar free syrup to cut the sugar and I cut the brown sugar by half. My husband gave it five stars! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/03/2017
No need to soak overnight! Absolutely delicious! Used a leftover baguette & yum. Only soaked it about 20 minutes & poured the batter in with the bread & baked. Paired nicely with slices of cantaloupe. Read More
(7)
Rating: 5 stars
01/27/2013
Great recipe! Read More
(6)
Rating: 5 stars
05/11/2015
I won Mother's Day breakfast with this thing and my wife declared it our new Christmas morning breakfast tradition supplanting our long standing tradition of making German Pancakes. I cannot begin to praise this recipe enough. Absolutely delicious! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/24/2017
This was excellent! I took this to a family gathering and the raves never ended. Older folks as well as the younger ones loved the dish. I served syrup on the side but it wasn't needed at all. I made it ahead and then just reheated it for breakfast. We all loved it. A definite keeper! Read More
(4)
Rating: 5 stars
12/10/2013
Made for a group outing for a weekend breakfast everyone loved it. Now make in smaller serving for my hubby and myself for Sunday breakfast. Easy!! Read More
(4)
Rating: 5 stars
12/25/2013
Amazing! Read More
(3)
Rating: 3 stars
11/18/2017
Tasty but WAY too much sugar!!! Read More
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