Upside-Down Caramel Latte Bake

Upside-Down Caramel Latte Bake

With caramel, custard and whipped topping, this coffee-infused French toast bake is almost like a dessert!

Prep Time

25

Minutes

Total Time

9:10

Hrs:Mins

Makes

8

servings

Caramel Base
3/4
cup packed brown sugar
1/4
cup granulated sugar
1/2
cup butter or margarine
1/4
cup maple syrup
1
tablespoon instant espresso powder
1/2
cup chopped pecans
10
slices (1/2 inch thick) French bread
Caramel Layer
1/2
cup packed brown sugar
1/2
cup chopped pecans
10
slices (1/2 inch thick) French bread
Custard
6
eggs
2
teaspoons vanilla
3/4
cup whipping cream
3/4
cup milk
1/4
cup granulated sugar
Whipped Topping
1/2
cup whipping cream
1
tablespoon sugar
1/4
cup butter or margarine, melted
  1. Spray 13x9-inch (3-quart) baking dish with cooking spray.
  2. In 2-quart saucepan, mix 3/4 cup brown sugar, 1/4 cup granulated sugar, 1/2 cup butter, the maple syrup and espresso. Cook 4 to 6 minutes over medium heat until sugars dissolve and mixture is smooth. Pour into baking dish. Sprinkle with 1/2 cup pecans. Top with 10 slices French bread, cutting slices in half if necessary to fit in baking dish in single layer.
  3. Drizzle 1/4 cup melted butter over bread in pan. Sprinkle with 1/2 cup brown sugar and 1/2 cup pecans. Top with 10 slices French bread.
  4. In large bowl, beat custard ingredients with wire whisk. Slowly pour mixture over French bread. Press down on bread with spatula so all of bread absorbs egg mixture. Cover; refrigerate 8 to 24 hours.
  5. When ready to bake, heat oven to 350°F. Uncover; bake 35 to 40 minutes until puffed and lightly browned. Let stand 5 to 10 minutes before serving.
  6. Meanwhile, in medium bowl, beat whipped topping ingredients with electric mixer on high speed until stiff peaks form. Serve each piece upside down with a dollop of whipped topping.
Makes 8 servings
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Tips
Serve this dish with your favorite cup of coffee or tea.
Top with a coffee bean.
Walnuts can be substituted for the pecans.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 760
    • (Calories from Fat 390),
  • Total Fat 44g
    • (Saturated Fat 21g,
    • Trans Fat 1g),
  • Cholesterol 250mg;
  • Sodium 440mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 79g
    • (Dietary Fiber 2g,
    • Sugars 59g),
  • Protein 12g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 1 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 4 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 0 Vegetable;
    • 0 Very Lean Meat;
    • 0 Lean Meat;
    • 0 High-Fat Meat;
    • 7 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 5;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.