Baked Caramel-Pecan French Toast

Baked Caramel-Pecan French Toast

French toast that's ooey-gooey with caramel and chock-full of pecans...what's not to love? Plus, it's the perfect make-ahead brunch dish since it's prepared a day ahead of time.

Prep Time

20

Minutes

Total Time

8:50

Hrs:Mins

Makes

4

servings

Topping
1
cup packed brown sugar
6
tablespoons butter or margarine
1/3
cup whipping cream
1
tablespoon real maple syrup or light corn syrup
1
cup pecan halves
French Toast
3
eggs
1/2
cup half-and-half
1
teaspoon ground cinnamon
1
teaspoon vanilla
8
diagonally cut slices (3/4 inch thick) French bread
  1. Spray 13x9-inch (3-quart) glass baking dish with cooking spray. In 2-quart saucepan, mix all topping ingredients except pecans. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until smooth. DO NOT BOIL. Spread topping in baking dish; sprinkle with pecans.
  2. In shallow bowl, beat eggs with fork. Add half-and-half, cinnamon and vanilla; beat until well blended. Dip bread slices into egg mixture, making sure all egg mixture is absorbed; arrange bread slices over topping in dish. Cover; refrigerate 8 hours or overnight.
  3. Heat oven to 400°F. Uncover baking dish; bake 20 to 25 minutes or until bubbly and toast is golden brown. Cool 3 minutes. Place large heatproof serving platter upside down over baking dish; turn platter and baking dish over. Remove baking dish, scraping any extra caramel topping onto French toast. Serve immediately.
Makes 4 servings
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Serve this yummy French toast with fresh fruit.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving (2 Slices))
  • Calories 920
    • (Calories from Fat 450),
  • Total Fat 50g
    • (Saturated Fat 20g,
    • Trans Fat 1g),
  • Cholesterol 240mg;
  • Sodium 620mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 100g
    • (Dietary Fiber 4g,
    • Sugars 65g),
  • Protein 16g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 3 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 3 1/2 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 0 Vegetable;
    • 0 Very Lean Meat;
    • 0 Lean Meat;
    • 1 High-Fat Meat;
    • 8 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 6 1/2;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.