- 8 to 10 slices day-old French bread (1 inch thick)
- 5 tablespoons butter, melted
- 4 eggs
- 2 egg yolks
- 3 cups milk
- 1 cup heavy whipping cream
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- Confectioners' sugar, optional
- Brush both sides of bread with butter; place in a greased 13x9-in. baking dish. In a large bowl, beat eggs and yolks. Add milk, cream, sugar, vanilla and nutmeg; mix well. Pour over the bread slices. Cover and chill overnight. Remove from the refrigerator 30 minutes before baking.
- Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 55-60 minutes or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes before serving. Dust with confectioners' sugar if desired. Yield: 8-10 servings.
Reviews forFrench Toast Custard
"Horrible recipe.Used two day old stale French bread as the recipe calls for. However, by buttering BOTH sides of the bread you prevent the bread from absorbing the majority of the custard. So you end up with overly dried cooked bread on top of a barely cooked layer of what looks like scrambled eggs.Will NOT repeat this recipe. Ruined our at home Sunday brunch sense this was supposed to be the main course."
"My first attempt was not successful. However, I will definitely make this again."
"This is a quick-and-simple dish to prepare. I think this French toast custard could be improved with the addition of some fresh fruit."
"imade this when the recipe first appeared.It was fantastic. good for a crowd.I'm glad I found the recipe again."
"This has been a family favorite for many years. It's sweet, so it goes great with a breakfast buffet with other savory dishes."
"For the past 5 years, I have made this recipe as a pre-Christmas brunch for friends and neighbors. Everyone loves it! I serve it with a big ham steak and/or sausage."
"None of my family liked this at all. We will stick to the Carmel baked french toast from this site."