Baked French Toast Casserole with Maple Syrup

Recipe by @foodnetwork @pauladeen_official

 1 loaf French bread (13 to 16 ounces)
 8 large eggs
 2 cups half-and-half
 1 cup milk
 2 tbsp granulated sugar
 1 tsp vanilla extract
 ¼ tsp ground cinnamon
 ¼ tsp ground nutmeg
 Dash salt
 Maple syrup
Praline Topping
 ½ lb (2 sticks) butter
 1 cup packed light brown sugar
 1 cup chopped pecans
 2 tbsp light corn syrup
 ½ tsp ground cinnamon
 ½ tsp ground nutmeg

1

Slice French bread into 20 slices, 1-inch each. (Use any extra bread for garlic toast or bread crumbs). Arrange slices in a generously buttered 9 by 13-inch flat baking dish in 2 rows, overlapping the slices. In a large bowl, combine the eggs, half-and-half, milk, sugar, vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt and beat with a rotary beater or whisk until blended but not too bubbly. Pour mixture over the bread slices, making sure all are covered evenly with the milk-egg mixture. Spoon some of the mixture in between the slices. Cover with foil and refrigerate overnight.

2

he next day, preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

3

Spread Praline Topping evenly over the bread and bake for 40 minutes, until puffed and lightly golden. Serve with maple syrup.

4

Praline Topping: Combine all ingredients in a medium bowl and blend well. Makes enough for Baked French Toast Casserole.

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Ingredients

 1 loaf French bread (13 to 16 ounces)
 8 large eggs
 2 cups half-and-half
 1 cup milk
 2 tbsp granulated sugar
 1 tsp vanilla extract
 ¼ tsp ground cinnamon
 ¼ tsp ground nutmeg
 Dash salt
 Maple syrup
Praline Topping
 ½ lb (2 sticks) butter
 1 cup packed light brown sugar
 1 cup chopped pecans
 2 tbsp light corn syrup
 ½ tsp ground cinnamon
 ½ tsp ground nutmeg

Directions

1

Slice French bread into 20 slices, 1-inch each. (Use any extra bread for garlic toast or bread crumbs). Arrange slices in a generously buttered 9 by 13-inch flat baking dish in 2 rows, overlapping the slices. In a large bowl, combine the eggs, half-and-half, milk, sugar, vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt and beat with a rotary beater or whisk until blended but not too bubbly. Pour mixture over the bread slices, making sure all are covered evenly with the milk-egg mixture. Spoon some of the mixture in between the slices. Cover with foil and refrigerate overnight.

2

he next day, preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

3

Spread Praline Topping evenly over the bread and bake for 40 minutes, until puffed and lightly golden. Serve with maple syrup.

4

Praline Topping: Combine all ingredients in a medium bowl and blend well. Makes enough for Baked French Toast Casserole.

Baked French Toast Casserole with Maple Syrup

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