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Pecan French Toast with Cinnamon Raisin Bread

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Cooking Time:

45 minutes

Yield:

Serves 6-8

Ingredients

  • 6 large eggs
  • 1 ¼ cups milk
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • ¼ tsp. nutmeg
  • ¼ tsp. cinnamon
  • 6-8 slices cinnamon raisin bread (either homemade or Pepperidge Farm)
  • ½ stick butter, softened
  • 1/3 cup chopped pecans
  • ½ cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 TB. light corn syrup
  •   Powdered sugar for garnish (optional)
  •   Orange slices for garnish (optional)

Directions

Whisk together eggs, milk, vanilla, nutmeg and cinnamon. Place bread in a single layer in a buttered 9 X 13 inch baking dish. Pour egg mixture over bread. Cover and refrigerate overnight.

Mix all topping ingredients.

The next day, preheat oven to 350 degrees. Uncover French toast and carefully spread topping over bread. Bake for 45 minutes. Sprinkle powdered sugar over each serving. Garnish with orange slices.

Serves 6-8