Simple French Toast Casserole
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Serves: 6
 
Ingredients
  • ⅔ cup packed dark brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons dark corn syrup
  • ¼ cup pecans (optional)
  • 1½ cups milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ⅛ teaspoon grated orange rind
  • 5 large eggs
  • 6 slices French peasant bread
Instructions
  1. Combine first 3 ingredients in a small, heavy saucepan over medium heat. Cook 5 minutes or until bubbly and sugar dissolves, stirring constantly. Pour sugar mixture into bottom of a greased 13 x 9-inch baking dish. Spread mixture evenly over bottom of pan. Chop pecans and scatter on top of sugar mixture. Set aside.
  2. Combine milk and next 5 ingredients (through eggs) in a large shallow bowl; stir with a whisk. Dip bread slices in milk mixture; arrange bread slices over sugar mixture in dish. Pour any remaining egg mixture over bread slices. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
  3. In the morning, preheat oven to 350°, and bake for 30 minutes. To serve, dish out slices with a spatula and turn upside down (caramel side up). Serve with butter or dusted with powdered sugar or just as it is.
Recipe by Sprung At Last at http://www.sprungatlast.com/2012/12/simple-french-toast-casserole/