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French Toast Custard

 French Toast Custard
I usually make this dish for brunch, but it's also wonderful for breakfast or dinner. Guests have said it just melts in their mouth.
8-10 ServingsPrep: 10 min. + chilling Bake: 55 min. + cooling

Ingredients

  • 8 to 10 slices day-old French bread (1 inch thick)
  • 5 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 3 cups milk
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • Confectioners' sugar, optional

Directions

  • Brush both sides of bread with butter; place in a greased 13-in. x
  • 9-in. baking dish. In a large bowl, beat eggs and yolks. Add milk,
  • cream, sugar, vanilla and nutmeg; mix well. Pour over the bread
  • slices. Cover and chill overnight. Remove from the refrigerator 30
  • minutes before baking.
  • Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 55-60 minutes or until a knife
  • inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes before
  • serving. Dust with confectioners' sugar if desired. Yield: 8-10
  • servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 310 calories, 21 g fat (12 g saturated fat), 185 mg cholesterol, 240 mg sodium,

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French Toast Custard (continued)

Nutritional Facts: 24 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 8 g protein.