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.
cup packed brown sugar
tablespoons butter or margarine
cup whipping cream
tablespoon real maple syrup or light corn syrup
cup pecan halves
teaspoon ground cinnamon
diagonally cut slices (3/4 inch thick) French bread
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.
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.
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.
Serve this yummy French toast with fresh fruit.
NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING
Serving Size: 1 Serving (2 Slices)
- Calories from Fat
% Daily Value
- Total Fat
- (Saturated Fat
- Trans Fat
- Total Carbohydrate
- (Dietary Fiber
% Daily Value*:
- Vitamin A
- Vitamin C
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.