- 1 loaf (12 ounces) French bread, cut in 1-inch slices
- 8 eggs
- 2 cups milk
- 2 cups half-and-half cream
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon ground mace
- 1-1/3 cups packed brown sugar
- 3/4 cup butter, softened
- 3 tablespoons dark corn syrup
- 1-1/3 cups chopped pecans, walnuts or hickory nuts
- Fill a well-greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish with bread slices to within 1/2 in. of top; set aside.
- In blender, combine the eggs, milk, cream, vanilla, nutmeg, cinnamon and mace; cover and process until blended. Pour over bread slices. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
- Remove from refrigerator 30 minutes before baking. Meanwhile, combine topping ingredients. Spread over top.
- Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 50-55 minutes or until puffed and golden. (Cover with foil if top browns too quickly.) Yield: 8-10 servings.
Enjoy this recipe with a sparkling wine.
Reviews for Oven French Toast with Nut Topping
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"It is a wonderful recipe but a 9 x 13 pan is not big enough. It spilled over onto the oven and made a big, smoky mess. You need to use a deep pan as a normal 9 x 13 will spill over."
"I followed the recipe exactly and the french toast remained mush even after baking it for 2 hours, but the topping was very quite tasty."
"I have made this recipe X10 for a church function and it got rave reviews."
"This recipe is delicious. Who needs cinnamon rolls! My children LOVE this. I was worried that it was going to be sickly sweet. It isn't. It has become out special occassion breakfast. We like it with fruit salad and bacon or sausage. It is DELICIOUS."