Upside-Down Orange French Toast

Total Time

Prep: 25 min. + chilling Bake: 25 min.


6 servings

Updated: Sep. 28, 2023
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
Upside-Down Orange French Toast Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans
  • 2 tablespoons grated orange zest
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 12 slices French bread (3/4 inch thick)
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 8 large eggs
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon orange liqueur, optional
  • 1/2 teaspoon butter flavoring


  1. Place butter in a 13x9-in. baking dish. Combine the sugar, pecans, orange zest and cinnamon; sprinkle over butter. Arrange bread in dish. Spread 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. Preheat oven to 325°. Bake, uncovered, for 25-30 minutes or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean. To serve, invert slices onto plates.

Nutrition Facts

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