Pecan Baked French Toast

Filed under: Breakfast, Breakfast - French Toast.

"Our signature dish receives rave reviews from our guests!"

1 loaf French bread (crusty type)
8 large eggs
2 c. half & half
1 c. milk
2 T. granulated sugar
1 tsp. Vanilla Extract
1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp. ground nutmeg
Dash of salt
Praline Topping (see recipe below)
Maple Syrup (served on the side)

Slice bread into 18 pieces (1" each)
Arrange slices in a sprayed (non-stick) or buttered 9" x 13" baking dish (don't stack slices)
In large bowl, combine eggs, 1/2 & 1/2, milk, sugar, vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg & salt
Mix with a whisk until blended
Pour mixture over bread slices making sure all are covered evenly w/ liquid mixture
Turn slices over once.
Sprinkle some cinnamon over bread
Cover w/plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight

Praline Topping
(Prepare ahead and leave out overnight)
1 stick butter
1 c. packed light brown sugar
3/4 c. chopped pecans
1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp. ground nutmeg
Mix all until blended *

Next day - preheat oven to 350 degrees
*Add 2 T. light corn syrup to Pecan/Praline Topping
Mix well and spread topping over the bread
Place foil-pan under baking dish to catch bubbling overflow
Serve with Maple Syrup

Recipe Summary:
Yield: Serves 8 - 12
Cook Time: Bake uncovered for 40 - 50 minutes until puffed & lightly golden.

Other recipes by The Inn at Harbor Hill Marina:
Blueberry French Toast Cobbler
Ham & Egg Strata
Hawaiian Banana Bread
Lemon Blueberry Sour Cream Cake
Ice Box Cake
Danish Puff
New Englandís Best Apple Crisp
Lemon Squares
Artichoke Dip
Cheese Ball
Spiced Pecans
Cinnamon Nuts
Hot Clam Dip
Raspberry Cheese Spread
Brie & Honey Mustard

Recipe Provided By:
The Inn at Harbor Hill Marina
Niantic, CT

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