Make-Ahead Orange French Toast Recipe
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Make-Ahead Orange French Toast Recipe

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Leftover bread came in handy one weekend when I had unexpected overnight guests. I had just enough to create this sweet brunch dish.—Emily Kingsborough, Dublin, OH
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling Bake: 30 min.
MAKES:10 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling Bake: 30 min.
MAKES: 10 servings


  • 2/3 cup cream cheese, softened
  • 20 diagonal slices French bread (3/4 inch thick)
  • 1/2 cup sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 8 large eggs
  • 1-1/2 cups 2% milk
  • 2 teaspoons grated orange peel
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Assorted fresh fruit, optional
  • Maple syrup, optional


  1. Spread cream cheese over 10 bread slices; top with remaining bread. Arrange sandwiches overlapping in a greased 13x9-in. baking dish.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk condensed milk and orange juice until blended. Whisk in eggs, milk, orange peel, vanilla and cinnamon. Pour over top; press bread down to submerge. Refrigerate, several hours or overnight.
  3. Preheat oven to 350°. Remove French toast from refrigerator while oven heats. Bake, uncovered, 30-35 minutes or until lightly browned and a knife inserted near the center comes out clean. If desired, serve with fresh fruit and syrup. Yield: 10 servings.
Originally published as Make-Ahead Orange French Toast in Breakfast & Brunch Bookazine 2015, p35

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