Baked French Toast with Praline Topping Recipe

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Create a holiday tradition with this make-ahead breakfast. This recipe can be made the night before and baked up without any hassle or mess. Don't skip the praline topping!
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  • 1 french or Italian bread loaf
  • 8 eggs
  • 2 cups half & half
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • For Praline Topping:
  • 1 cup butter - softened
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup pecans - finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons light corn syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
Container:9x13 baking dish
10 mins
40 mins
50 mins
  • Generously butter a 9x13 baking dish.
  • Slice French bread into 20 slices, 1-inch each. Arrange slices in a prepared pan in 2 rows, overlapping the slices.
  • In a large bowl, combine the eggs, half-and-half, milk, sugar, vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt. Beat 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.
  • The next day, preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • For praline topping, Combine all ingredients in a medium bowl and blend well.
  • Spread topping evenly over the bread and bake for 40 minutes, until puffed and lightly golden. Serve with maple syrup, if desired.
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"I doubled and put in a large lasagna pan. At first I thought the bottom wasn't done due to looking a little eggy but after tasting it realized it was done and just deliciously custardy. All my guests enjoyed, even the kids liked the pecan topping."
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