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French Toast with Orange Syrup

Thick slices of classic French toast combine with a citrusy syrup for a delicious brunch treat that can't be beat! Don't confine the concoction to only special occasions, though, say Jess & Anne Foust of Bluefield, West Virginia. "This dish is easy enough to serve anytime, even for a family breakfast," they note.—Jesse & Anne Foust, Bluefield, West Virginia
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings

Ingredients

  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 8 slices day-old French bread (1 inch thick)
  • ORANGE SYRUP:
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1/3 cup corn syrup
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 4 teaspoons butter
  • 1 teaspoon grated orange zest
  • 1/2 teaspoon orange extract

Directions

  • In a bowl, beat eggs. Beat in the milk, sugar, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg. Soak the slices of bread for 30 seconds on each side. Cook on a hot greased griddle until golden brown on both sides and cooked through.
  • Meanwhile, in a saucepan, combine the orange juice, corn syrup, sugar, butter and orange zest. Bring to a boil and boil for 2 minutes, stirring constantly. Remove from the heat; stir in extract. Serve with French toast.
Nutrition Facts
2 each: 645 calories, 13g fat (6g saturated fat), 178mg cholesterol, 1076mg sodium, 113g carbohydrate (40g sugars, 4g fiber), 18g protein.

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