Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Creme Brulee French Toast

I first tried Creme Brulee French Toast at a baby shower I attended. I remember it being so delicious, so I found this recipe online and decided to make it for Easter brunch ! You make it the night before and stick it in the fridge for morning so all you have to do is pop it in the oven!

Creme Brulee French Toast
  • 1/2 Cup Butter
  • 1 Cup Firmly Packed Brown Sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons Corn Syrup
  • Loaf of French Bread, Thickly Sliced
  • 5 Eggs
  • 1 1/2 Cups Half and Half
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 1 Teaspoon Grand Marnier (Can substitute orange juice if you prefer)
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Salt

  • Melt butter in a small saucepan over medium heat. Mix in brown sugar and corn syrup, stirring until sugar is dissolved. Pour into a 9x13 inch baking dish.
  • Remove crusts from bread, and arrange in the baking dish in a single layer. In a small bowl, whisk together eggs, half and half, vanilla extract, orange brandy, and salt. Pour over the bread. Cover with foil, and chill overnight. 
  • Next morning, preheat oven to 350 degrees (if using a glass baking dish, you may want to let it warm to room temperature first according to original recipe).
  • Bake uncovered 35 to 40 minutes in the preheated oven, until puffed and lightly browned.
  • Note: Don't be tempted to cook this at a higher temperature because the syrup will get very hard & sticky if overcooked in oven (although still delicious). Not that I know this from experience :)
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  1. This looks so yummy! I would love for you to link up to my Linky Party via:

    Mrs. Delightful

  2. This recipe sounds fantastic! I usually find French toast a little boring, but I bet I would love this take on the breakfast classic.

  3. Mmmm! Thanks for sharing this at Shine on Fridays, friend!

  4. oh, this is my very most favorite breakfast treat!

    saw you over at whipperberry

  5. This looks good! I love french toast and this would be a great new twist. Thanks for sharing at Scrumptious Sunday!

  6. Oh that's not fair with swim suit season around the corner! Lol! Looks divine. thanks so much for linking up at I Gotta Create! <3 Christina

  7. Looks so yummy!! I'm a new follower via blog lovin :)

  8. I am so pleased to let you know that I will be sharing this recipe as one of my Scrumptious Sunday #8 Features this week! Congrats!