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Praline French Toast Casserole

03 Oct

FrenchToastCasseroleThis casserole is made with bread soaked in maple syrup and brown sugar overnight, and then topped with a pecan topping and baked for about an hour.

-By Carrie (Strommen) Lennie

Ingredients:

Casserole:

      8 eggs
      1 ½ cups half-and-half
      1/3 cup maple syrup
      1/3 cup packed light brown sugar
    10 to 12 slices soft bread, 1 inch thick (Texas-toast style bread is best)

Topping:

      ½ cup (1 stick) butter
      ½ cup packed light brown sugar
      2/3 cup maple syrup
    2 cups chopped pecans

Directions:

  1. Generously butter a 13X9-inch baking dish.
  2. Mix the eggs, half-and-half, maple syrup, and sugar in a large bowl. Place the bread slices in the prepared baking dish and cover with the egg mixture. Cover with plastic wrap and let soak overnight in the refrigerator.
  3. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Remove the baking dish from the refrigerator.
  4. Make the topping: Melt the butter in a saucepan. Add the sugar and maple syrup and cook for 1 to 2 minutes. Stir in the pecans.
  5. Pour the mixture over the bread and bake for 45 to 55 minutes. Allow to sit for 10 minutes before serving.
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Posted by on October 3, 2011 in Main Dishes

 

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