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Upside-Down Orange French Toast Recipe

Upside-Down Orange French Toast Recipe

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
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. + chilling Bake: 25 min. YIELD:6 servings


  • 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 eggs
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon orange liqueur, optional
  • 1/2 teaspoon butter flavoring


  • 1. 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.
  • 2. 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.

Nutritional Facts

2 each: 517 calories, 33g fat (16g saturated fat), 343mg cholesterol, 470mg sodium, 42g carbohydrate (21g sugars, 2g fiber), 14g protein

Reviews for Upside-Down Orange French Toast

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Reviewed Apr. 27, 2012

"So yummy!!!"

Reviewed Dec. 31, 2011

"I found this recipe but as I made it found I did not have half the ingredients. Substitutes 50/50 orange juice and tropical fruit juice for the 1 cup Orange juice, had no cream cheese and used sliced almonds instead of pecans - still tasted wonderful. I only made 7 slices as we only have 2 adults, a 2 year old and a 4 year old, next time I will only make 5 slices as the french toast was way too filling for us (even the adults) to eat it all."

Reviewed Sep. 14, 2011

"Ever since I came across this recipe, my family has loved me for finding it. This recipe is an official holiday/special occasion breakfast. I always have to make a double recipe because everybody wants seconds! (And there is only 5 people in my family...)"

Reviewed Apr. 17, 2011

"The cinnamon-sugar topping is heavenly! However, as much as I love cream cheese, I really think this recipe would be much better without it."

Reviewed Jan. 23, 2010

"I loved this French Toast..add the orange..Hum Hum!"

Reviewed Jan. 22, 2010

"This is grrreat!"

Reviewed Jan. 22, 2010

"This is good!"

Reviewed Jan. 21, 2010


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