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Overnight French Toast with Praline Syrup Recipe

Overnight French Toast with Praline Syrup Recipe

I discovered this dish last year while hosting a family reunion here in the Pocono Mountains. My niece brought it and shared the recipe. It's a great dish to make ahead of time and freeze; then you'll have a fancy but easy-to-prepare breakfast whenever you host overnight guests.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling Bake: 20 min. YIELD:10-12 servings


  • 9 large eggs
  • 3 cups half-and-half cream
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons rum extract, optional
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 24 to 30 slices French bread , cut into 3/4 inch slices
  • 1-1/2 cups packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup light corn syrup
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans, toasted
  • 2 tablespoons butter


  • 1. In a large bowl, lightly beat eggs. Mix in cream, sugar, rum extract if desired, vanilla and nutmeg. Place the bread in a single layer in two well-greased 15x10x1-in. baking pans. Pour the egg mixture over bread in each pan. Turn bread over to coat both sides. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
  • 2. Let stand for 30 minutes. Bake, uncovered, at 400° for 20-22 minutes or until golden.
  • 3. Meanwhile, for syrup, bring brown sugar, corn syrup and water to a boil in a saucepan. Reduce heat and simmer for 3 minutes. Add pecans and butter; simmer 2 minutes longer. Serve with the French toast. Yield: 10-12 servings.

Nutritional Facts

2 pieces: 448 calories, 16g fat (7g saturated fat), 194mg cholesterol, 337mg sodium, 64g carbohydrate (42g sugars, 2g fiber), 10g protein.

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Myhusbandisthecook User ID: 20052 271594
Reviewed Aug. 10, 2017

"My whole family loves this recipe. A yummy quick and easy recipe for either Boxing Day or New Year's Day breakfast."

parsleysprout User ID: 5947476 33826
Reviewed Feb. 13, 2012

"Love this recipe and it is now the only way French Toast is made in my home! For our little one after the french toast is cooked I cut it into finger lengths and it is firm enough that he can hold it and eat it. LOVE this recipe!"

sassygram User ID: 4741098 15338
Reviewed Feb. 9, 2010

"This is simply wonderful. Served this to Holiday guests for brunch and had glowing reviews. I will never by syrup in the store ever again. The next time I made this I cut the recipe in half just for us and it worked out fine. The syrup I make every week."

sassygram User ID: 4741098 15332
Reviewed Jan. 8, 2010

"I made this the other day to test out the recipe. All I can say is "YUM". Fantastic. The rum extract was a hit for me. I am making this for my house guests this Sunday. A real winner. This is in our house to stay!"

KEBMH User ID: 3830617 201615
Reviewed Dec. 27, 2009

"I have made this several times for myself"

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