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Pecan French Toast

 Pecan French Toast
Make-ahead convenience is a bonus with this yummy brunch dish, says Summerfield, North Carolina’s Cindy Fish. “It couldn’t be easier but tastes like you really fussed!“
2 ServingsPrep: 10 min. + chilling Bake: 35 min.

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons butter, cubed
  • 1 tablespoon corn syrup
  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans
  • 4 slices French bread (1 inch thick)
  • 2 eggs
  • 2/3 cup 2% milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt

Directions

  • In a small saucepan, combine the brown sugar, butter and corn syrup;
  • cook over medium heat until thickened, about 3 minutes. Pour into an
  • ungreased 8-in. square baking dish; sprinkle with pecans. Top with
  • bread. In a bowl, whisk the eggs, milk, vanilla and salt; pour over
  • bread. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
  • Remove from the refrigerator 30 minutes before baking. Bake,
  • uncovered, at 350° for 35-40 minutes or until a thermometer
  • reads 160°. Invert onto a serving platter. Yield: 2 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving equals 577 calories, 30 g fat (11 g saturated fat), 249 mg cholesterol, 666 mg sodium, 65 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 14 g protein.