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Caramel-Pecan French Toast Bake Recipe
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Caramel-Pecan French Toast Bake Recipe

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For a sensational dish for a Sunday brunch try is French toast. You make it up the night before, so you only need to bake it and make the syrup the following day.—Brad Shue, Harper, Kansas
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chlling Bake: 30 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chlling Bake: 30 min.
MAKES: 8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, cubed
  • 2 tablespoons light corn syrup
  • 1 cup chopped pecans, divided
  • 8 slices French bread (3/4 inch thick)
  • 6 eggs
  • 1-1/2 cups 2% milk
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • SAUCE:
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 1 tablespoon light corn syrup

Nutritional Facts

1 piece equals 559 calories, 33 g fat (14 g saturated fat), 207 mg cholesterol, 398 mg sodium, 60 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 9 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a small saucepan, combine the brown sugar, butter and corn syrup. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cook and stir for 3-4 minutes or until thickened. Pour into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. Sprinkle with 1/2 cup pecans; top with bread slices.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk the eggs, milk, cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla and salt; pour evenly over bread. Sprinkle with remaining pecans. Cover and refrigerate for 8 hours or overnight.
  3. Remove from the refrigerator 30 minutes before baking. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 30-35 minutes or until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean.
  4. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, combine sauce ingredients. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Serve with French toast. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Caramel-Pecan French Toast Bake in Taste of Home Winning Recipes 3 2012, p83

Nutritional Facts

1 piece equals 559 calories, 33 g fat (14 g saturated fat), 207 mg cholesterol, 398 mg sodium, 60 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 9 g protein.

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Reviewed Apr. 17, 2014

Everyone enjoyed - but I just think there are better recipes out there

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