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Overnight Orange French Toast

 Overnight Orange French Toast
Kristy Martin of Circle Pine, Minnesota uses leftover slices of cinnamon bread in creating this awesome overnight brunch dish. With a hint of orange flavor, it's a special way to wake up the taste buds of weekend guests.
8 ServingsPrep: 15 min. + chilling Bake: 35 min.

Ingredients

  • 6 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 3/4 cup orange juice
  • 1/2 cup half-and-half cream
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated orange peel
  • 8 thick slices cinnamon bread
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted

Directions

  • In a shallow bowl, combine the first six ingredients. Dip both sides
  • of bread into egg mixture; let soak for 5 minutes. Place in a
  • greased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan. Cover and refrigerate
  • overnight.
  • Uncover; drizzle with butter. Bake at 325° for 35-40 minutes or
  • until browned. Yield: 8 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 piece) equals 230 calories, 13 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 182 mg cholesterol, 228 mg sodium, 21 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 8 g protein.