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Upside-Down Orange French Toast

 Upside-Down Orange French Toast
I like to serve this for breakfast when we have overnight guests or for a holiday brunch. It gives Florida visitors a taste of sunshine! —Barbara Carlucci, Orange Park, Florida
6 ServingsPrep: 25 min. + chilling Bake: 25 min.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans
  • 2 tablespoons grated orange peel
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 12 slices French bread (3/4 inch thick)
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, cubed
  • 8 Eggland's Best Eggs
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon orange liqueur, optional
  • 1/2 teaspoon butter flavoring

Directions

  • Place butter in a 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. Combine the sugar,
  • pecans, orange peel and cinnamon; sprinkle over butter. Arrange
  • bread in dish. Dot with cream cheese. In a large bowl, whisk the
  • eggs, orange juice, orange liqueur if desired and butter flavoring;
  • pour over bread. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
  • Remove from the refrigerator 30 minutes before baking. Bake,
  • uncovered, at 325° for 25-30 minutes or until a knife inserted
  • near the center comes out clean. To serve, invert slices onto
  • plates.
  • Yield: 6 servings.

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Nutritional Facts: 2 pieces equals 517 calories, 33 g fat (16 g saturated fat), 343 mg cholesterol, 470 mg sodium, 42 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 14 g protein.
Wine: Sparkling Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a sparkling wine.