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 min
  • Total Time 8 hr 50 min
  • Servings 4

Ingredients

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.

Expert Tips

Serve this yummy French toast with fresh fruit.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving (2 Slices)
Calories
920
(
Calories from Fat
450),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
50g
50%
(Saturated Fat
20g,
20%
Trans Fat
1g
1%
),
Cholesterol
240mg
240%;
Sodium
620mg
620%;
Total Carbohydrate
100g
100%
(Dietary Fiber
4g
4%
  Sugars
65g
65%
),
Protein
16g
16%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
20%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
15%;
Iron
20%;
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.