Praline French Toast Casserole

This is a fabulous Sunday breakfast or brunch dish. This is a very rich dish, a little goes a long way.

Praline French Toast Casserole
Serves 8
Recipe from: Paula Deen

8 eggs
1-1/2 cups half-and-half
1/3 cup maple syrup
1/3 cup packed light brown sugar
10 to 12 slices soft bread, 1-inch thick
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter
1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
2/3 cup maple syrup
2 cups chopped pecans
1. Generously butter a 13-by-9-inch casserole dish.
2. Mix the eggs, half-and-half, maple syrup, and sugar in a large bowl. Place the bread slices (note: I cubed day old French bread) in the prepared casserole dish and cover with the egg mixture. Cover with plastic wrap and let soak overnight in the refrigerator.
3. Preheat the oven to 350F. Remove the casserole from the refrigerator.
4. Make the topping: Melt the butter in a saucepan. Add the sugar and maple syrup and cook for 1 to 2 minutes. Stir in pecans. Pour the mixture over the bread and bake for 45 to 55 minutes. Allow to sit for 10 minutes before serving.

77 thoughts on “Praline French Toast Casserole

  1. Is it me or can I smell that in my kitchen right now? I would be in trouble because that looks so good, you would be slapping my hands and yelling at me to get out of it till it was served!


  2. Yum, this looks amazing. That topping has my mouthwatering! It's like bread pudding and my children (as well as me!) adore bread pudding. Thanks so much for sharing. ~ingrid


  3. Looks amazing! Just wondering how much sugar you added? You've modified Paula's recipe a bit, since hers calls for twice the amount of liquid, and she also adds cinnamon and nutmeg. Did you change the amount of sugar as well?


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