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Baked French Toast Casserole With Maple Syrup

American baked french toast that can be prepared the night before

Prep
Cook
Serves 8people
Ingredients
1
loaf french bread (13 to 16 ounces)
8
large eggs
2
cups half-and-half
1
cup milk
2
tbsp granulated sugar
1
tsp vanilla extract
1/4
tsp ground cinnamon
1/4
tsp ground nutmeg
dash salt
praline topping, recipe follows
maple syrup
praline topping
225
butter
1
cup packed light brown sugar
1
cup chopped pecans
2
tbsp light corn syrup
1/2
tsp ground cinnamon
1/2
tsp ground nutmeg
Directions
1.
Slice French bread into 20 slices, 1-inch each. Arrange slices in a generously buttered 9 by 13-inch flat baking dish in 2 rows, overlapping the slices.
2.
In a large bowl, combine the eggs, half-and-half, milk, sugar, vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt and beat with a whisk until blended but not too bubbly. Pour mixture over the bread slices, making sure all are covered evenly with the milk-egg mixture. Spoon some of the mixture in between the slices. Cover with foil and refrigerate overnight.
3.
The next day, preheat oven to 175 degrees C.
4.
Spread Praline Topping evenly over the bread and bake for 40 minutes, until puffed and lightly golden. Serve with maple syrup.
5.
Praline Topping:
6.
Combine all ingredients in a medium bowl and blend well. Makes enough for Baked French Toast Casserole.

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