Overnight French Toast Bake with Berry Topping

Enjoy this baked French toast topped with berries.

  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 4 hr 50 min
  • Servings 8

French Toast Bake

12
cups cubed (1 inch) soft French bread (about 13 oz)
8
eggs
3
cups half-and-half
1/4
cup sugar
1
teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2
teaspoon salt
2
teaspoons vanilla

Berry Topping

1
cup sugar
1
tablespoon cornstarch
1/4
cup orange juice
1
bag (12 oz) frozen unsweetened mixed berries
3
cups fresh strawberries, cut into quarters

  • 1 Spray bottom and sides of 13x9-inch (3-quart) glass baking dish with cooking spray. Place bread cubes in dish. In large bowl, beat eggs, half-and-half, 1/4 cup sugar, the cinnamon, salt and vanilla with wire whisk until smooth; pour over bread cubes. Cover tightly; refrigerate at least 4 hours but no longer than 24 hours.
  • 2 Heat oven to 400°F. Uncover dish; bake 25 to 35 minutes or until golden brown and knife inserted in center comes out clean.
  • 3 Meanwhile, in 2-quart saucepan, stir together 1 cup sugar and the cornstarch. Stir in orange juice until smooth. Stir in mixed berries. Heat to boiling over medium heat, stirring constantly. Cook about 6 minutes, stirring constantly, until topping is slightly thickened. Remove from heat.
  • 4 Just before serving, stir strawberries into topping. Serve warm over French toast bake.

Expert Tips

Use a serrated bread knife to easily cut through the bread slices. Slice off and discard the loaf ends so each slice will readily soak up the egg mixture.

Enjoy this recipe with crisp bacon strips and freshly squeezed orange juice.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
510
(
Calories from Fat
150),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
17g
17%
(Saturated Fat
8g,
8%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
245mg
245%;
Sodium
550mg
550%;
Total Carbohydrate
74g
74%
(Dietary Fiber
3g
3%
  Sugars
47g
47%
),
Protein
15g
15%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
15%;
Vitamin C
50%;
Calcium
15%;
Iron
15%;
Exchanges:
2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 3 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
5
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.