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Overnight Pecan French Toast Recipe

Overnight Pecan French Toast Recipe

Whenever our family gathers for Christmas brunch, this convenient make-ahead dish is one crowd-pleaser I can count on. It's a mouthwatering cross between French toast and sticky pecan rolls-and really something to celebrate!—Larry Laatsch, Saginaw, Michigan
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling Bake: 30 min. YIELD:4 servings


  • 8 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1-1/2 cups half-and-half cream
  • 2 tablespoons vanilla extract
  • 8 to 10 slices French bread (3/4 inch thick)
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans


  • 1. In an ungreased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish, combine the eggs, cream and vanilla. Add bread slices; soak for 5 minutes. Turn bread over; cover and refrigerate overnight.
  • 2. In a bowl, combine the brown sugar, butter, syrup and pecans. Pour into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. Top with bread. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 30-35 minutes or until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean. Yield: 4 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (2 each) equals 1,249 calories, 56 g fat (25 g saturated fat), 531 mg cholesterol, 1,207 mg sodium, 153 g carbohydrate, 5 g fiber, 28 g protein.